To the director; in the style of Maʹha·lath.* Masʹkil.* Of David. 53 The foolish* one says in his heart: “There is no Jehovah.”+ Their unrighteous actions are corrupt and detestable;No one is doing good.+ 2 But God looks down from heaven on the sons of men+To see whether anyone has insight, whether anyone is seeking Jehovah.+ 3 They have all turned away;They are all alike corrupt. No one is doing good,Not even one.+ 4 Do none of the wrongdoers understand? They devour my people as if they were eating bread. They do not call on Jehovah.+ 5 But they will be filled with great terror,Terror they have never felt before,*For God will scatter the bones of those attacking you.* You will put them to shame, for Jehovah has rejected them. 6 O that Israel’s salvation may come from Zion!+ When Jehovah gathers back his captive people,Let Jacob be joyful, let Israel rejoice.
^ Or “senseless.”
^ Or possibly, “Fear where there was nothing to fear.”
^ Lit., “camping against you.”