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Psalm 53 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Foolish people say in their hearts, "There is no God." They do all kinds of horrible and evil things. No one does anything 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 looks down from heaven on all people. He wants to see if there are any who understand. He wants to see if there are any who trust in 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 All of them have turned away. They have all become evil. No one does anything good, no one at all. 3 Everyone has turned away, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
4 Won't those who do evil ever learn? They eat up my people as if they were eating bread. They don't call out to God for help. 4 Will the evildoers never learn-- those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on God?
5 Just look at them! They are filled with terror even when there is nothing to be afraid of! People of Israel, God will scatter the bones of those who attack you. You will put them to shame, because God hates 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 How I pray that the One who saves Israel will come out of Zion! God will bless his people with great success again. So let the people of Jacob be filled with joy! Let Israel 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!