Psalm 52 (Kathisma 7)
Read on Tuesday (Monday and Thursday during Lent)
For the End: Concerning Maeleth. Concerning Instruction by David.
(Psalm 53 - Hebrew Numbering)
The fool hath said in his heart: There is no God.
They are corrupt and are abominable in iniquities; there is none that doeth good.
God looked down from heaven upon the sons of man, to see if there be any that understand or seek after God.
They are all gone astray, they are altogether rendered useless; there is none that doeth good, no not one.
Shall not all they that work iniquity come to understanding, they that eat up my people as they eat bread?
They have not called upon the Lord.
There have they feared with fear where no fear is.
For God hath scattered the bones of man-pleasers; they have been put to shame, because God hath set them at nought.
Who shall give out of Zion the salvation of Israel?
When God hath turned back the captivity of His people, Jacob shall rejoice and Israel shall be glad.