1 «To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David.» The fool hath said in his heart,He shows that the cause of all wickedness if forgetting God.[There is] no God. They areThere is nothing but disorder and wickedness among them.corrupt, they have done abominable works, [there is] none that doeth good.
2 The Lord looked downe from heauen vpon the children of men, to see if there were any that would vnderstand, and seeke God.
3 They areDavid here makes comparisons between the faithful and the reprobate, but Paul speaks the same of all men naturally, (Rom_3:10).all gone aside, they are [all] together become filthy: [there is] none that doeth good, no, not one.
4 Doe not all the workers of iniquitie know that they eate vp my people, as they eate bread? They call not vpon the Lord.
5 Where they think themselves most sure.There were they in great fear: for God [is] in the generation of the righteous.
6 Ye haveYou mock them who put their trust in God.shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD [is] his refuge.
7 Oh that the salvation ofHe prays for the whole Church whom he is assured God will deliver: for no one else but he can do it.Israel [were come] out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, [and] Israel shall be glad.