1 For the leader. On machalat. A maskil of David: A brutish fool tells himself, "There isn't any God."Such people are depraved, all their deeds are vile, not one of them does what is good.
2 God looks out from heaven upon the human race to see if even one is wise, if even one seeks God.
3 Every one of them is unclean, altogether corrupt; not one of them does what is good, not a single one.
4 Won't these evildoers ever learn? They devour my people as if they were eating bread, and they never call on God!
5 They will be gripped with terror, even though now they are not afraid; for God will scatter the bones of him who is besieging you. You are putting them to shame, because God has rejected them.
6 If only salvation for Isra'el would come out of Tziyon! When God restores his people's fortunes, what joy for Ya'akov! what gladness for Isra'el!