To the Chief Musician; in a mournful strain. A skillful song, or didactic or reflective poem of David. The [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt and evil, and have committed repulsive injustice; There is no one who does good.
To the chief Musician. On Mahalath: an instruction. Of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God! They have corrupted themselves, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.
For the director of music. By mahalath [C perhaps “sickness”]. A ·maskil [skillful psalm; meditation] of David. Fools say ·to themselves [L in their hearts], “There is no God [C Psalm 14 largely parallels this psalm].” ·Fools are evil [L They are corrupt] and do ·terrible [detestable] things [Deut. 32:5]; none of them does anything good.
1 He describeth the crooked nature. 4 The cruelty, 5 And punishment of the wicked, when they look not for it, 6 And desireth the deliverance of the godly, that they may rejoice together.To him that excelleth on Mahalath. A Psalm of David to give instruction. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God, they have corrupted and done abominable wickedness, there is none that doeth good.
For the choir director; according to mahalath, a maskil by David. Godless fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt. They do disgusting things. There is no one who does good things.
To the Overcomer upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David. ¶ The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They have corrupted themselves and have done abominable iniquity; there is no one that does good.
Bilious and bloated, they gas, “God is gone.” It’s poison gas— they foul themselves, they poison Rivers and skies; thistles are their cash crop. God sticks his head out of heaven. He looks around. He’s looking for someone not stupid— one man, even, God-expectant, just one God-ready woman.
For the Music Director. According to Mahalath. A Contemplative Maskil of David. The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and have done abhorrent injustice; there is none who does good.
For the choir director; according to mahalath, a maskil by David. Godless fools say in their hearts, “There is no Elohim.” They are corrupt. They do disgusting things. There is no one who does good things.
(For the one directing. According to ma’alot. Maskil of Dovid). The naval (fool) hath said in his lev, Ein Elohim (There is no G-d). Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity; there is none that doeth tov.
For the Pure and Shining OneA contemplative song of instruction to the tune of “The Dancings of Mourning” Only the withering soul would say to himself, “There’s no God for me!” Anyone who thinks like that is corrupt and callous; depraved and detestable, they are devoid of what is good.
For the worship leader. A contemplative song of David. A song for the dance. The foolish are convinced deep down that there is no God. Their souls are polluted, and they commit gross injustice. Not one of them does good.
For the Chief Musician. To the tune of “Mahalath.” A contemplation by David. The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity. There is no one who does good.
To the overcomer by the quire, the learning of David. The unwise man said in his heart, God is not. They be corrupt, and made abominable in their wickednesses; none is that doeth good. (To the overcomer, or the victor, the teaching of David. The fool said in his heart, There is no God. Such men be corrupt, and they be made abominable in their wickednesses; there is no one who doeth good, no not one.)
To the Overseer. -- `On a disease.' -- An instruction, by David. A fool said in his heart, `There is no God.' They have done corruptly, Yea, they have done abominable iniquity, There is none doing good.
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