Psalm 53 is the 53rd psalm from the Book of Psalms. It is the Elohistic Psalter's version of Psalm 14. Nearly identical to Psalm 14, which prophetically refers to the destruction of the First Temple, this one refers to the destruction of the second. Like Psalm 14, it is quoted in Paul the Apostle's Epistle to the Romans, where Paul uses portions as a base to discuss original sin.
- ^ Jewish Publication Society (2014) "Psalms" (note on Psalm 53) in Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler (eds.) The Jewish Study Bible (second edition). New York: Oxford University Press.
- ^ The Artscroll Tehillim page 110