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New Revised Standard NRS
1 Fools say in their hearts, There is no God. They are corrupt and do evil things; not one of them does anything good.
Fools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is no one who does good.
2 The LORD looks down from heaven on humans to see if anyone is wise, to see if anyone seeks God,
The Lord looks down from heaven on humankind to see if there are any who are wise, who seek after God.
3 but all of them have turned bad. Everyone is corrupt. No one does good— not even one person!
They have all gone astray, they are all alike perverse; there is no one who does good, no, not one.
4 Are they dumb, all these evildoers, devouring my people like they are eating bread but never calling on the LORD?
Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon the Lord?
5 Count on it: they will be in utter panic because God is with the righteous generation.
There they shall be in great terror, for God is with the company of the righteous.
6 You evildoers may humiliate the plans of those who suffer, but the LORD is their refuge.
You would confound the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge.
7 Let Israel's salvation come out of Zion! When the LORD changes his people's circumstances for the better, Jacob will rejoice; Israel will celebrate!
O that deliverance for Israel would come from Zion! When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people, Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.
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