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Psalm 53 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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A Portrait of Sinners

For the choir director: on Mahalath. A Maskil of David.

(Psa 14:1–7 )
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The fool says in his heart, “There’s no God.”

They are corrupt, and they do vile deeds.

There is no one who does good.

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God looks down from heaven on the human race[fn]

to see if there is one who is wise,

one who seeks God.

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All have turned away;

all alike have become corrupt.

There is no one who does good,

not even one.

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Will evildoers never understand?

They consume my people as they consume bread;

they do not call on God.

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Then they will be filled with dread —

dread like no other —

because God will scatter

the bones of those who besiege you.

You will put them to shame,

for God has rejected them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 53:6 -

Oh, that Israel’s deliverance would come from Zion!

When God restores the fortunes of his people,[fn]

let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

CSB Footnotes
Or the descendants of Adam
Or restores his captive people

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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