Psalms

Psalm 53 ©

1David describeth the general corruption of mankind. 7He wisheth to see the salvation of God.

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To the chief Musician upon aMahalath, bMaschil, A Psalm of David.

a Ps. 88, title.
b Ps. 32, title.
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THE cfool hath said in his heart, There is no God. dCorrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

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God elooked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

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fEvery one of them is ggone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

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Have the workers of iniquity hno knowledge? who ieat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.

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There 1were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath jscattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, kbecause God hath despised them.

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2Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When lGod bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.