David describeth the corruption of a natural man.
Psalms 53:1 The foolish bodies saye in their hertes: Tush, there is no God. Corrupte are they, and become abhominable in their wickednesses: there is not one, that doth good. Psalms 53:2 God loked downe from heauen vpo the children of men, to se yf there were eny that wolde vnderstonde, or seke after God. Psalms 53:3 But they are all gone out of ye waye, they are all become vnprofitable: there is none yt doth good, no not one.
He convinceth the wicked by the light of their own conscience.
Psalms 53:4 How ca they haue vnderstondinge, that are the workers of wickednes, eatinge vp my people as it were bred, & call not vpon God? Psalms 53:5 They are afrayed, where no feare is: for God breaketh the bones of them that besege the: thou puttest them to confucion, for God despiseth them.
He glorieth in the salvation of God.
Psalms 53:6 Oh yt the sauynge health were geuen vnto Israel out of Sion: Oh that the LORDE wolde delyuer his people out of captiuyte. Then shulde Iacob reioyse, & Israel shulde be right glad.