Psalm 53:1
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For the director of music. According to mahalath. A maskil of David. The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The fool hath said in his heart - The whole of this Psalm, except a few inconsiderable differences, is the same as the fourteenth; and, therefore, the same notes and analysis may be applied to it; or, by referring to the fourteenth, the reader will find the subject of it amply explained. I shall add a few short notes.

Have done abominable iniquity - Instead of עול avel, evil or iniquity, eight of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS. have עלילה alilah, work, which is nearly the same as in Psalm 14.

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Psalm 88:1 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you:

fool

Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good.

Psalm 92:6 A brutish man knows not; neither does a fool understand this.

Matthew 5:22 But I say to you, That whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment...

Luke 12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be...

said

Psalm 10:4,6,11,13 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts...

1 Kings 12:26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:

Romans 1:21,28 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations...

Corrupt

Genesis 6:5,6,11-13 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth...

Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Job 15:16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water?

have done

Leviticus 18:24-30 Defile not you yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you...

Deuteronomy 12:31 You shall not do so to the LORD your God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hates, have they done to their gods...

1 Kings 14:24 And there were also sodomites in the land...

Ezekiel 16:47,51 Yet have you not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing...

Ephesians 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts...

there is

Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

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Huss and Jerome
The gospel had been planted in Bohemia as early as the ninth century. The Bible was translated, and public worship was conducted, in the language of the people. But as the power of the pope increased, so the word of God was obscured. Gregory VII, who had taken it upon himself to humble the pride of kings, was no less intent upon enslaving the people, and accordingly a bull was issued forbidding public worship to be conducted in the Bohemian tongue. The pope declared that "it was pleasing to the Omnipotent
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Cross References
Romans 3:10
As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;

Psalm 10:4
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

Psalm 14:1
For the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.

Psalm 74:18
Remember how the enemy has mocked you, LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name.

Psalm 74:22
Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools mock you all day long.

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