Psalms 53:1-3

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

1 [a][b][c]The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.
2 God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
3 Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.

Cross References 6

  • 1. Psalms 74:22; Psalms 107:17; Proverbs 10:23; Psalms 14:1-7; Romans 3:10
  • 2. Psalms 10:4
  • 3. S Psalms 33:13
  • 4. Psalms 82:5; Jeremiah 4:22; Jeremiah 8:8
  • 5. 2 Chronicles 15:2
  • 6. Romans 3:10-12*

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 53:1-6 is numbered 53:2-7.
  • [b]. Title: Probably a musical term
  • [c]. Title: Probably a literary or musical term
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