Psalm 53 NIV

53:1-6pp -- Ps 14:1-7

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

1 The fool1 says in his heart, "There is no God."2 They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.

References for Psalms 53:1

2 God looks down from heaven3 on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand,4 any who seek God.5

References for Psalms 53:2

3 Everyone has turned away, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.6

References for Psalms 53:3

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 were, overwhelmed with dread, where there was nothing to dread.7 God scattered the bones8 of those who attacked you;9 you put them to shame,10 for God despised them.11

References for Psalms 53:5

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!