A psalm written by David for the choir director
1 Only foolish people say to themselves, “There is no God!”
People who say those things are corrupt/worthless; they do abominable/detestable deeds;
there is not one of them who does what is good/right.
2 Yahweh looks down from heaven and sees humans;
he looks to see if anyone is very wise,
with the result that he desires to know God.
3 But they are all corrupt/evil;
no one does what is good/right.
4 Will those evil people never learn what God will do to punish them [RHQ]?
They act violently toward Yahweh's people while eating the food that he provides,
and they never pray to Yahweh.
5 But some day they will become very terrified
because God helps those who act righteously and will punish those who reject him.
6 Those who do evil may prevent helpless people from doing what they plan to do,
but Yahweh protects those helpless people [MET].
7 I wish/desire that Yahweh would come from Jerusalem [MTY] and rescue us Israeli people!
Yahweh, when you bless your people again,
all of us Israeli people, who are the descendants of Jacob, will rejoice.