Chapter 53

The corruption of natural man. (To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David.)

1)The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Such are corrupt, and they have done abominable iniquity. There is none that doeth good.

2)God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

3)Every one of them is gone back; they are altogether become filthy.

4)The workers of iniquity have no knowledge; they eat up my people as they eat bread; they have not called upon God.

5)There is none that doeth good, no not one. They were in great fear, for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against him.

6)O Lord, thou hast put to shame those who have said in their hearts there was no fear, because thou hast despised them.

7)Oh that Zion were come, the salvation of Israel; for out of Zion shall they be judged, when God bringeth back the captivity of his people. And Jacob shall rejoice; Israel shall be glad.