Folly and Wickedness of Men.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
1 The fool has said R292 in his heart, "There is no God."
They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; F118
There is no R293 one who does good.
2 The LORD has looked R294 down from heaven upon the sons of men
To see if there are any who understand, R295 F119
Who seek R296 after God.
3 They have all turned R297 aside, together they have become corrupt;
There is no R298 one who does good, not even one.
4 Do all the workers of wickedness not R299 know,
Who eat R300 up my people as they eat bread,
And do R301 not call upon the Lord?
5 There they are in great dread,
For God is with the righteous R302 generation.
6 You would put to shame the counsel of the afflicted,
But the LORD is his refuge. R303
7 Oh, that the R304 salvation of Israel would F120 come out of Zion!
When the LORD restores R305 F121 His captive people,
Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.
F118: Lit L\ORD/, His throne
F119: Or coals of fire
F120: Or righteous deeds
F121: Or according to a lower octave (Hebrew Sheminith)
R292: Psalms 10:4; 53:1
R293: Psalms 14:1-3; 130:3; Romans 3:10-12
R294: Psalms 33:13,14; 102:19
R295: Psalms 92:6
R296: 1 Chronicles 22:19
R297: Psalms 58:3
R298: Psalms 143:2
R299: Psalms 82:5
R300: Psalms 27:2; Jeremiah 10:25; Micah 3:3
R301: Psalms 79:6; Isaiah 64:7
R302: Psalms 73:15; 112:2
R303: Psalms 9:9; 40:17; 46:1; 142:5
R304: Psalms 53:6
R305: Psalms 85:1,2