1 Fools say to themselves, "There is no God." They are corrupt and commit evil deeds; not one of them practices what is good. 2 The LORD looks down from the heavens upon humanity to see if anyone shows discernment as he searches for God. 3 All have turned away, together they have become corrupt; no one practices what is good, not even one.
4 Will those who do evil ever learn? They devour my people like they devour bread, and never call on the LORD.
5 There they are seized with terror, because God is with those who are righteous. 6 You would frustrate the plans of the oppressed, but the LORD is their refuge.
7 May Israel's deliverance come from Zion! When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people, Jacob will rejoice, and Israel will be glad. A Davidic Psalm.


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