New International Version

Psalm 53

Psalm 53[a]

For the director of music. According to mahalath.[b] A maskil[c] 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.

God looks down from heaven
    on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
    any who seek God.
Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt;
    there is no one who does good,
    not even one.

Do all these evildoers know nothing?

They devour my people as though eating bread;
    they never call on God.
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
    where there was nothing to dread.
God scattered the bones of those who attacked you;
    you put them to shame, for God despised them.

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
    When God restores his people,
    let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 53:1 In Hebrew texts 53:1-6 is numbered 53:2-7.
  2. Psalm 53:1 Title: Probably a musical term
  3. Psalm 53:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term

Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

Salme 53

Menneskets ondskab

1Til korlederen: En visdomssang af David i mahalat-stil.[a]

Tåberne mener, at Gud ikke findes.
    De er fordærvede i tanke og handling.
Ingen gør det gode,
    ikke én eneste.
Fra himlen ser Gud på menneskene:
Er der nogen, der er forstandige?
    Er der nogen, der søger ham?
Nej, alle er faldet fra, forgiftede af synd.
    Ingen gør noget godt, ikke én eneste.
„Fatter de da intet?” siger Gud.
„De forsynder sig uden at blinke,
    og de regner slet ikke med mig.”
En dag skal de gribes af rædsel,
    fyldes af frygt som aldrig før.
Gud vil udrydde dem, der angriber hans folk.
    De bliver slået, fordi Gud har forkastet dem.
Gid Gud ville sende sin frelse fra Zion
    og redde Israels folk.
Når Gud griber ind og genrejser sit folk,
    da bliver der jubel og glæde i Israel.

Notas al pie

  1. 53,1 Betydningen af ordet mahalat kendes ikke.