1 (52-1) <Unto the end, for Maeleth, understandings to David.> The fool said in his heart: There is no God. (52-2) They are corrupted, and become abominable in iniquities: there is none that doth good.
2 (52-3) God looked down from heaven on the children of men: to see if there were any that did understand, or did seek God.
3 (52-4) All have gone aside, they are become unprofitable together, there is none that doth good, no not one.
4 (52-5) Shall not all the workers of iniquity know, who eat up my people as they eat bread?
5 (52-6) They have not called upon God: there have they trembled for fear, where there was no fear. For God hath scattered the bones of them that please men: they have been confounded, because God hath despised them.
6 (52-7) Who will give out of Sion the salvation of Israel? when God shall bring back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.