1 For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Mahalath." A contemplation by David.The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God."They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity.There is no one who does good.

2 God looks down from heaven on the children of men,to see if there are any who understood,who seek after God.

3 Every one of them has gone back.They have become filthy together.There is no one who does good, no, not one.

4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge,who eat up my people as they eat bread,and do not call on God?

5 There they were in great fear, where no fear was,for God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you.You have put them to shame,because God has rejected them.

6 Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!When God brings back his people from captivity,then Jacob shall rejoice,and Israel shall be glad.