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Dixit insipiens. The general corruption of man before the coming of Christ.

[1] Unto the end, for Maeleth, understandings to David. The fool said in his heart: There is no God. [2] They are corrupted, and become abominable in iniquities: there is none that doth good. [3] God looked down from heaven on the children of men: to see if there were any that did understand, or did seek God. [4] All have gone aside, they are become unprofitable together, there is none that doth good, no not one. [5] Shall not all the workers of iniquity know, who eat up my people as they eat bread?

[1] "Maeleth": Or Machalath. A musical instrument, or a chorus of musicians, for St. Jerome renders it, per chorum.

[6] 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. [7] 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.

[6] "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.

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