Psalm 53

1 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.
2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there were any that did understand,
That did seek after God.

1-4. Every one has departed from God, there is no one left. P. P.

3 Every one of them is gone back; they are together become
There is none that doeth good, no, not one.
4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And call not upon God ?

5 6. They have destroyed the church without any cause. P. P.

5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was;
For God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth
against thee:
Thou hast put them to shame, because God hath rejected

6 See Psalm xxvii. 3. A. 4236.

See Psalm xxxiv. 8. R. 862.

7 See Psalm xiv. 7. R. 591.

See Psalm xiv. 7. R. 612.
See Psalm xiv. 7. E. 460.
See Psalm xl. 17. E. 660.
See Psalm xiv. 7. E. 811.
See Psalm xiv. 7. E. 850.

6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!
When God bringeth back the captivity of his people,
Then shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

Therefore there will be a new church from the Lord. P. P.

Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688-1772)