Book of Psalms

The Douay-Rheims Bible


Chapter 52

1    Unto the end, for Maeleth, understandings to David. The fool said in his heart: There is no God.
2    They are corrupted, and become abominable in iniquities: there is none that doth good.
3    God looked down from heaven on the children of men: to see if there were any that did understand, or did seek God.
4    All have gone aside, they are become unprofitable together, there is none that doth good, no not one.
5    Shall not all the workers of iniquity know, who eat up my people as they eat bread?
6    They have not called upon God: there have they trembled for fear, where there was no fear. For God hath scattered the bones of them that please men: they have been confounded, because God hath despised them.
7    Who will give out of Sion the salvation of Israel? when God shall bring back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.