Psalm 53 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David. The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none that does 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 upon the sons of men to see if there are any that are wise, that seek after 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 They have all fallen away; they are all alike depraved; there is none that does 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 those who work evil no understanding, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call 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 they are, in great terror, in terror such as has not been! For God will scatter the bones of the ungodly; they will be put to shame, for God has rejected 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 O that deliverance for Israel would come from Zion! When God restores the fortunes of his people, Jacob will rejoice and 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!