To the director: A song of David.
1 Only fools think there is no God.
People like that are evil and do terrible things.
They never do what is right.
2 The LORD looks down from heaven
to see if there is anyone who is wise,
anyone who looks to him for help.
3 But everyone has gone the wrong way.
Everyone has turned bad.
No one does anything good.
No, not one person!
4 Those who are evil treat my people like bread to be eaten.
And they never ask for the LORD’S help.
Don’t they know what they are doing?
5 They will have plenty to fear,
because God is with those who do what is right.
6 You wicked people want to spoil the hopes of the poor,
but the LORD will protect them.
7 I wish the one who lives on Mount Zion
would bring victory to Israel!
When the LORD makes his people successful again,
the people of Jacob will be happy;
the people of Israel will be glad.