To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1 The afool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt,
They have done abominable works,
There is none who does good.
2 bThe Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
3 cThey have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt;
There is none who does good,
No, not one.
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And ddo not call on the Lord?
For God is with the generation of the righteous.
But the Lord is his erefuge.
Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
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