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53 Only a fool would say to himself, “There is no God.” And why does he say it?[a] Because of his wicked heart, his dark and evil deeds. His life is corroded with sin.

God looks down from heaven, searching among all mankind to see if there is a single one who does right and really seeks for God. But all have turned their backs on him; they are filthy with sin—corrupt and rotten through and through. Not one is good, not one! How can this be? Can’t they understand anything? For they devour my people like bread and refuse to come to God. But soon unheard-of terror will fall on them. God will scatter the bones of these, your enemies. They are doomed, for God has rejected them.

Oh, that God would come from Zion now and save Israel! Only when the Lord himself restores them can they ever be really happy again.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 53:1 And why does he say it? implied.
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