Psalm 53

No one seeks after God.

 


 

NO ONE SEEKS AFTER GOD

For the Chief Musician. To the tune of “Mahalath.” A contemplation by David.

 

VERSE 1. 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.

The fool has said. In this verse, the speaker is a fool.

There is no God. The fool says there is no God.

 

VERSE 2. God looks down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there are any who understood, who seek after God.

who seek after God. The LORD God is pleased when we seek him.

Read our articles about seeking.

 

VERSE 3. Every one of them has gone back. They have become filthy together. There is no one who does good, no, not one.

They have become filthy together. The Hebrew word for “filthy” is alakh. It means “soured, as in sour milk.

We all have become soured with sin. Sin has dirtied us all.

To sin is to violate God’s will for us. It harms our relationship with God. We all have missed the mark and sinned. Here are the verses we’ve found »

 

VERSE 4. Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and don’t call on God?

 

VERSE 5. There they were in great fear, where no fear was, for God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you. You have put them to shame, because God has rejected them.

There they were in great fear. Wicked people will be in great terror and shame.

David is so certain of this that he speaks of it as already accomplished.

 

VERSE 6. Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When God brings back his people from captivity, then Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

 


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