THE fool hath said in his heart : There is no God.
2 They are corrupt, and become abominable in their doings : there is none that doeth good, no not one.
3 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men : to see if there were any that would understand, and seek after God.
4 But they are all gone out of the way, they are altogether become abominable : there is none that doeth good, no not one.
5 Their throat is an open sepulchre, with their tongues have they deceived : the poison of asps is under their lips.
6 Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness : their feet are swift to shed blood.
7 Destruction and unhappiness is in their ways, and the way of peace have they not known ; there is no fear of God before their eyes.
8 Have they no knowledge, that they are all such workers of mischief : eating up my people as it were bread, and call not upon the Lord?
9 There were they brought in great fear, even where no fear was : for God is in the generation of the righteous.
10 As for you, ye have made a mock at the counsel of the poor : because he putteth his trust in the Lord.
11 Who shall give salvation unto Israel out of Sion? When the Lord turneth the captivity of his people : then shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.