To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David.
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.||
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)
God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were
any that did understand, that did seek God.
Every one of them is
gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth
good, no, not one.
Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they
eat bread: they have not called upon God.
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.
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