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Psalm 53 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. 1 The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does 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. 2 God looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
3 Every one of them is gone back : they are altogether become filthy ; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 3 Everyone has turned away, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge ? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God. 4 Will the evildoers never learn-- those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on God?
5 There were they in great fear , where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame , because God hath despised them. 5 There they were, overwhelmed with dread, where there was nothing to dread. God scattered the bones of those who attacked you; you put them to shame, for God despised them.
6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice , and Israel shall be glad . 6 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!