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Psalm 53

To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David.
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. (53:1-3)
Atheists are filthy fools who never do anything good.

(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."
Is it OK to call someone a fool?

(53:3) "They are ... filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one."
Does anyone ever do anything good?

The fool and a demon
(Master of Jean de Mandeville, 1360-70)

53:2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
53:3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
53:4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.
53:5 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 despised them.
53:6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

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