Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For the choir director; according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David.
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,”
They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice;
There is no one who does good.

King James Version

{To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David.} The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

Holman Bible

For the choir director: on Mahalath. A Davidic Maskil.The fool says in his heart, “God does not exist.”
They are corrupt, and they do vile deeds.
There is no one who does good.

International Standard Version

Fools say to themselves "There is no God." They are corrupt and commit iniquity; not one of them practices what is good.

A Conservative Version

The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity. There is none who does good.

American Standard Version

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity; There is none that doeth good.

Amplified

The [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt and evil, and have committed repulsive injustice;
There is no one who does good.

Bible in Basic English

The foolish man has said in his heart, God will not do anything. They are unclean, they have done evil works; there is not one who does good.

Darby Translation

{To the chief Musician. On Mahalath: an instruction. Of David.} The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God! They have corrupted themselves, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

Julia Smith Translation

To the overseer upon the stringed instrument: instruction to David. The fool said in his heart, No God. They were corrupted; they made iniquity abominable: none doing good.

King James 2000

[To the Chief Musician upon mahalath. A maschil. A Song of David.] The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that does good.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt and they have done abominable iniquity. There is none who does good.

Modern King James verseion

To the Chief Musician on Mahalath. A contemplation. A Psalm of David. The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They acted corruptly, and have worked out abominable wickedness; there is not one doing good.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{To the Chanter, upon Mahalath, an instruction of David} The foolish bodies say in their hearts, "Tush, there is no God." Corrupt are they, and become abominable in their wickednesses, there is not one that doeth good.

NET Bible

For the music director; according to the machalath style; a well-written song by David. Fools say to themselves, "There is no God." They sin and commit evil deeds; none of them does what is right.

New Heart English Bible

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity. There is no one who does good.

The Emphasized Bible

The impious hath said in his heart, There is no God! They have acted corruptly, They have wrought abominable perversity, There is none that doeth good: -

Webster

To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

World English Bible

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity. There is no one who does good.

Youngs Literal Translation

To the Overseer. -- 'On a disease.' -- An instruction, by David. A fool said in his heart, 'There is no God.' They have done corruptly, Yea, they have done abominable iniquity, There is none doing good.

References

American

Hastings

God

Images Psalm 53:1

Prayers for Psalm 53:1

Context Readings

God Judges The Proud

1 For the choir director; according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David.
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,”
They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice;
There is no one who does good.
2 God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men
To see if there is anyone who understands,
Who seeks after God.



Cross References

Psalm 14:1-7

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds;
There is no one who does good.

Psalm 10:4

The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him.
All his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

Psalm 88:1

A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director; according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.
O Lord, the God of my salvation,
I have cried out by day and in the night before You.

Genesis 6:5-6

Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 6:11-13

Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Leviticus 18:24-30

‘Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled.

Deuteronomy 12:31

You shall not behave thus toward the Lord your God, for every abominable act which the Lord hates they have done for their gods; for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.

1 Kings 12:26

Jeroboam said in his heart, “Now the kingdom will return to the house of David.

1 Kings 14:24

There were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord dispossessed before the sons of Israel.

Job 14:4

Who can make the clean out of the unclean?
No one!

Job 15:16

How much less one who is detestable and corrupt,
Man, who drinks iniquity like water!

Psalm 10:6

He says to himself, “I will not be moved;
Throughout all generations I will not be in adversity.”

Psalm 10:11

He says to himself, “God has forgotten;
He has hidden His face; He will never see it.”

Psalm 10:13

Why has the wicked spurned God?
He has said to himself, “You will not require it.”

Psalm 92:6

A senseless man has no knowledge,
Nor does a stupid man understand this:

Ezekiel 16:47

Yet you have not merely walked in their ways or done according to their abominations; but, as if that were too little, you acted more corruptly in all your conduct than they.

Ezekiel 16:51

Furthermore, Samaria did not commit half of your sins, for you have multiplied your abominations more than they. Thus you have made your sisters appear righteous by all your abominations which you have committed.

Matthew 5:22

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.

Luke 12:20

But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’

Romans 1:21

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Romans 1:28

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,

Romans 3:10-31

as it is written,
There is none righteous, not even one;

Ephesians 5:12

for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.

1 Peter 4:3

For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.

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