1 “To the chief musician upon Machalath, a Maskil of David.” (53:2) The worthless fool saith in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, and they are abominable [in their] injustice: there is none that doth good.
2 (53:3) God looketh down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there be one intelligent, one who seeketh for God.
3 (53:4) Every one [of them] hath departed [from righteousness]; altogether are they become corrupt: there is none that doth good, no, not one.
4 (53:5) Is there no knowledge in the workers of wickedness? who eat up my people as they eat bread: [while] they do not call on God.
5 (53:6) There were they terrified with terror where there was no terror; for God had scattered the bones of those that encamped against thee: thou didst put them to shame, because God had rejected them.
6 (53:7) Oh that some one might bring the salvation of Israel out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, [then] will Jacob be glad, [and] Israel will rejoice.