1 {To the chief Musician. On Mahalath: an instruction. Of David.} The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God! They have corrupted themselves, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.
References for Psalms 53:1
    • a 53:1 - The meaning is uncertain.
    • b 53:1 - As Ps. 14.1: see Notes, 1Sam. 25.3,25.
      2 God looked down from the heavens 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 together become corrupt: there is none that doeth good, not even one.
      4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, eating up my people [as] they eat bread? they call not upon God.
      5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was; for God scattereth the bones of him that encampeth against thee. Thou hast put [them] to shame, for God hath despised them.
      6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God turneth again the captivity of his people, Jacob shall be glad, Israel shall rejoice.
      References for Psalms 53:6
        • c 53:6 - Lit. 'salvations,' as Ps. 42.5.
        • d 53:6 - See Ps. 126.1 and Note.