For the music leader. Of David.
1Fools say in their hearts, There is no God.
They are corrupt and do evil things;
not one of them does anything good.
2The Lord looks down from heaven on humans
to see if anyone is wise,
to see if anyone seeks God,
3but all of them have turned bad.
Everyone is corrupt.
No one does good—
not even one person!
4Are they dumb, all these evildoers,
devouring my people
like they are eating bread
but never calling on the Lord?
5Count on it:#Or There they will be; cf 53:5 they will be in utter panic
because God is with the righteous generation.
6You evildoers may humiliate
the plans of those who suffer,
but the Lord is their refuge.
7Let Israel’s salvation come out of Zion!
When the Lord changes
his people’s circumstances for the better,
Jacob will rejoice;
Israel will celebrate!
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