1 For the leader. On machalat. A maskil of David:
2 A brutish fool tells himself,
“There isn’t any God.”
Such people are depraved, all their deeds are vile,
not one of them does what is good.
3 God looks out from heaven
upon the human race
to see if even one is wise,
if even one seeks God.
4 Every one of them is unclean,
not one of them does what is good,
not a single one.
5 Won’t these evildoers ever learn?
They devour my people
as if they were eating bread,
and they never call on God!
6 They will be gripped with terror,
even though now they are not afraid;
for God will scatter the bones
of him who is besieging you.
You are putting them to shame,
because God has rejected them.
7 If only salvation for Isra’el
would come out of Tziyon!
When God restores his people’s fortunes,
what joy for Ya‘akov! what gladness for Isra’el!