Dixit insipiens. The general corruption of man before the coming of Christ.
 Unto the end, for Maeleth, understandings to David. The fool said in his heart: There is no God.
 They are corrupted, and become abominable in iniquities: there is none that doth good.
 God looked down from heaven on the children of men: to see if there were any that did understand, or did seek God.
 All have gone aside, they are become unprofitable together, there is none that doth good, no not one.
 Shall not all the workers of iniquity know, who eat up my people as they eat bread?
 "Maeleth": Or Machalath. A musical instrument, or a chorus of musicians, for St. Jerome renders it, per chorum.
 They have not called upon God: there have they trembled for fear, where there was no fear. For God hath scattered the bones of them that please men: they have been confounded, because God hath despised them.
 Who will give out of Sion the salvation of Israel? when God shall bring back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
 "God hath scattered the bones": That is, God has brought to nothing the strength of all those that seek to please men, to the prejudice of their duty to their Maker.