1For the leader. By David:
Fools say in their hearts,
“There is no God.”
They deal corruptly, their deeds are vile,
not one does what is right.
2From heaven Adonai observes humankind
to see if anyone has understanding,
if anyone seeks God.
3But all turn aside, all alike are corrupt;
no one does what is right,
not a single one.
4Don’t they ever learn,
all those evildoers,
who eat up my people as if eating bread
and never call on Adonai?
5There they are, utterly terrified;
for God is with those who are righteous.
6You may mock the plans of the poor,
but their refuge is Adonai.
7How I wish Isra’el’s salvation
would come out of Tziyon!
When Adonai restores his people’s fortunes,
Ya‘akov will rejoice, Isra’el will be glad!