Psalm 53 NIV

For the director of music. According to mahalath. A maskil of David.

1 abcThe fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.

References for Psalms 53:1

    • ã 53:1 - In Hebrew texts 53:1-6 is numbered 53:2-7.
    • ä 53:1 - Title: Probably a musical term
    • å 53:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.

      References for Psalms 53:2

      3 Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.

      References for Psalms 53:3

      4 Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on God.
      5 But there they are, 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.

      References for Psalms 53:5

      6 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!