Proud of their own
wisdom, the foolish who
refuse to know God’s providence
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
Foolish people say in their hearts,
“There is no God.”
They do all kinds of horrible and evil things.
No one does anything good.
2 The Lord looks down from heaven
on all people.
He wants to see if there are any who understand.
He wants to see if there are any who trust in God.
3 All of them have turned away.
They have all become evil.
No one does anything good,
no one at all.
4 Won’t those who do evil ever learn?
They eat up my people as if they were eating bread.
They don’t call out to the Lord for help.
5 Just look at them! They are filled with terror
because God is among those who do right.
6 You who do evil make it hard for poor people to do what they plan to do.
But the Lord is their place of safety.
7 How I pray that the One who saves Israel will come out of Zion!
Then the Lord will bless his people with great success again.
So let the people of Jacob be filled with joy! Let Israel be glad!