Psalm 53:1

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.

Read Psalm 53:1 Using Other Translations

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good.
Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!

What does Psalm 53:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 53:1

The fool hath said in his heart, [there is] no God
The Targum adds, "of whom is revenge"; or there is no God to punish and avenge the wicked;

corrupt are they;
the Chaldee paraphrase is, "the wicked have corrupted their ways"; as all flesh had done in the old world, ( Genesis 6:12 ) ;

and have done abominable iniquity;
iniquity is the abominable thing that God hates, and makes men abominable in his sight; in ( Psalms 11:1 ) , it is read, "abominable worlds": the Targum paraphrases the words, "they are far from good, for iniquity is found in them"; see ( Revelation 21:8 Revelation 21:27 ) ;

[there is] none that doeth good; (See Gill on Psalms 14:1).

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