New International Reader's Version

Psalm 53

Psalm 53

For the director of music. According to mahalath. A maskil 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.

God 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.
All of them have turned away.
    They have all become evil.
No one does anything good,
    no one at all.

Don’t these people who do evil know anything?
    They eat up my people as if they were eating bread.
    They never call out to God for help.
Just look at them! They are filled with terror
    even when there is nothing to be afraid of!
People of Israel, God scattered the bones of those who attacked you.
    You put them to shame, because God hated them.

How I pray that the God who saves Israel will come out of Zion!
    God will bless his people with great success again.
    Then let the people of Jacob be filled with joy! Let Israel be glad!

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 53

人的邪恶

大卫作的训诲诗,交给乐长,调用“麻哈拉”。

1愚昧人心里想:
“没有上帝。”
他们全然败坏,行为邪恶,
无人行善。
上帝从天上俯视人间,
要看世上有没有明智者,
有没有寻求祂的人。
人们都背弃祂,
都败坏不堪,无人行善,
连一个都没有!
恶人吞吃我的百姓如同吃饭,
他们不求告上帝。
难道他们无知吗?
因此,他们必陷入空前的惊恐。
上帝必使攻击你的仇敌粉身碎骨,
你必使他们蒙羞受辱,
因为上帝弃绝了他们。
愿以色列的拯救来自锡安。
上帝救回祂被掳的子民时,
雅各要欢喜,以色列要快乐。