Psalm 53:1
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New American Standard Bible
For the choir director; according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David. The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God," They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; There is no one who does good.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. On Mahalath: an instruction. Of David.} The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God! They have corrupted themselves, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

World English Bible
The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity. There is no one who does good.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- 'On a disease.' -- An instruction, by David. A fool said in his heart, 'There is no God.' They have done corruptly, Yea, they have done abominable iniquity, There is none doing good.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The fool hath said in his heart ... - For the meaning of this verse, see the notes at Psalm 14:1. The only change in this verse - a change which does not affect the sense - is the substitution of the word "iniquity," in Psalm 53:1-6, for "works," in Psalm 14:1-7.

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The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Romans 3:10
as it is written, "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE;

Psalm 10:4
The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, "There is no God."

Psalm 14:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.

Psalm 74:18
Remember this, O LORD, that the enemy has reviled, And a foolish people has spurned Your name.

Psalm 74:22
Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.

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