- Psalm 53 For the director of music. According to mahalath.  A maskil  of David.
- The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.
- God looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
- Everyone has turned away, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
- Will the evildoers never learn-- those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on God?
- There they were, overwhelmed with dread, where there was nothing to dread. God scattered the bones of those who attacked you; you put them to shame, for God despised them.
- Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!