Psalm 53 CSB

A Portrait of Sinners

For the choir director: on Mahalath. A Davidic Maskil.

1 The fool says in his heart, "God does not exist." They are corrupt, and they do vile deeds. There is no one who does good.a

References for Psalms 53:1

      2 God looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise and who seeks God.
      3 Everyone has turned aside; they have all become corrupt. There is no one who does good, not even one.b

      References for Psalms 53:3

        • c 53:3 - Rm 3:10-12
          4 Will evildoers never understand? They consume My people as they consume bread; they do not call on God.
          5 Then they will be filled with terror- terror like no other- because God will scatter the bones of those who besiege you. You will put them to shame, for God has rejected them.
          6 Oh, that Israel's deliverance would come from Zion! When God restores His captive people, Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.c

          References for Psalms 53:6

            • d 53:6 - Ps 14:7; Isa 52:7-9; Jr 30:18-19