Looking for the wise man (Ps 53:2-53:2)

“God looks down from heaven

On humankind.

He wants to see

If there are any who are wise,

Those who seek after God.”

Once again this verse is exactly the same as in Psalm 14.  Here the name of Yahweh is not used, since this psalm refers to God, not Yahweh, who is perched in heaven, looking down at all the humans.  It was common to believe that God was up there somewhere.  He wanted to see if there were any wise ones who were seeking God on earth since the wise person was someone who was seeking God.

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