1. [For the choirmaster In sickness Poem Of David] The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God!' They are corrupt, vile and unjust, not one of them does right.
2. God looks down from heaven at the children of Adam, to see if a single one is wise, a single one seeks God.
3. All have proved faithless, all alike turned sour, not one of them does right, not a single one.
4. Are they not aware, these evil-doers? They are devouring my people; this is the bread they eat, and they never call upon God.
5. They will be gripped with fear, just where there is no need for fear, for God scatters the bones of him who besieges you; they are mocked because God rejects them.
6. Who will bring from Zion salvation for Israel? When God brings his people home, what joy for Jacob, what happiness for Israel!