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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.
53:2 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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Everything King James Bible:Psalms
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 53

The corruption of Man By nature.
- This psalm is almost the same as the 14th. The scope of it is
to convince us of our sins. God, By the psalmist, here shows us
how bad we are, and proves this By his own certain knowledge. He
speaks terror to persecutors, the worst of sinners. He speaks
encouragement to God's persecuted people. How comes it that men
are So bad? Because there is No fear of God before their eyes.
Men's bad practices flow from their bad principles; if they
profess to know God, yet in Works, because in thoughts, they
deny him. See the folly of Sin; he is a fool, in the account of
God, whose Judgment we are sure is right, that harbours such
corrupt thoughts. And see the Fruit of Sin; to what it brings
men, when their hearts are hardened through the deceitfulness of
Sin. See also the Faith of the saints, and their Hope and power
as to the cure of this great evil. There will come a Saviour, a
great Salvation, a Salvation from Sin. God will save his Church
from its enemies. He will save all believers from their own
sins, that they may not be led Captive By them, which will be
Everlasting joy to them. From this work the Redeemer had his
name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins, Mt

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