a Cf. Ps. 53 . For the leader. Of David.

1The benighted man thinks, b‐ Lit. “There is no God”; cf. Ps. 10.4 . “God does not care.” ‐b Lit. “There is no God”; cf. Ps. 10.4 . Man's deeds are corrupt and loathsome; no one does good. 2The LORD looks down from heaven on mankind to find a man of understanding, a man mindful of God. 3All have turned bad, altogether foul; there is none who does good, not even one. 4Are they so witless, all those evildoers, who devour my people as they devour food, and do not invoke the LORD? 5There they will be seized with fright, for God is present in the circle of the righteous. 6You may set at naught the counsel of the lowly, but the LORD is his refuge. 7O that the deliverance of Israel might come from Zion! When the LORD restores the fortunes of His people, Jacob will exult, Israel will rejoice.

Notes:

a Cf. Ps. 53 .

b‐b Lit. “There is no God”; cf. Ps. 10.4 .