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The fool hath | said ( in ) his heart,*
… | … There ( is no ) God.
They are corrupt, they have done a- | bom- ( ’na- ) ble works;*
there is | none that ( doeth ) good.
The Lord looked | down ( from ) heaven*
upon the | children ( of ) men,
to see if there were any | that ( did un- ) derstand,*
… | who seek ( after ) God.
They are | all ( gone ) aside,*
they are all together | become ( filth- ) y;
there is | none ( that do- ) eth good,*
there | is not ( even ) one.
Have | they ( no ) knowledge,*
all | evil- ( do- ) ers?
who eat up My people | as ( they ) eat bread,*
and call | not up- ( on the ) Lord.
There | were ( they in ) great fear,*
for God is with the generation | of the ( right- ) eous.
Ye have shamed the | coun- ( sel of ) the poor,*
because the Lord | is his ( ref- ) uge.
Oh, that the salvation of Israel were come | out ( of ) Zion,*
when the Lord bringeth back the captivity | of His ( peo- ) ple;
Let | Jac- ( ob ) rejoice,*
let | Isra- ( el be ) glad.
and to the | Holy ( Spir- ) it;
as it was in the beginning, both | now ( and ) ever,*
and unto ages of | ages. ( A- ) men.
Martin Luther’s hymn “The Mouth of Fools May Well Confess” (Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl) is a metrical setting of this psalm.