1 The fool [^1] says in his heart, ¶ "There is no God." ¶ They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; ¶ there is no one who does good.
2 The LORD looks down from heaven ¶ on all mankind ¶ to see if there are any who understand, ¶ any who seek God.
3 All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, ¶ not even one.
4 Do all these evildoers know nothing? ¶ They devour my people as though eating bread; ¶ they never call on the LORD.
5 But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous.
6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.
7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! ¶ When the LORD restores his people, ¶ let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!