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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Psalms 53:3

 

 

Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Every one of them is gone back - See the notes at Psalm 14:3. The only variation here in the two psalms is in the substitution of the word - סג sâg for סור sûr - words almost identical in form and in sense. The only difference in meaning is, that the former word - the word used here - means “to draw back,” or “to go back;” the other, the word used in Psalm 14:1-7, means “to go off, to turn aside.” Each of them indicates a departure from God; a departure equally fatal and equally guilty, whether people turn “back” from following him, or turn “aside” to something else. Both of these forms of apostasy occur with lamentable frequency.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 53:3". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-53.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Every one of them is gone back,.... From God, and the way of his commandments. In Psalm 14:3, it is, "they are all gone aside"; See Gill on Psalm 14:3;

they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good,

no, not one. What follows in this verse is the same as Psalm 14:3.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 53:3". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-53.html. 1999.

Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Instead of הכּל , the totality, we have כּלּו , which denotes each individual of the whole, to which the suffix, that has almost vanished (Psalms 29:9) from the genius of the language, refers. And instead of סר , the more elegant סג , without any distinction in the meaning.


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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on Psalms 53:3". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/psalms-53.html. 1854-1889.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 53:3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; [there is] none that doeth good, no, not one.

Ver. 3. Every one of them is gone back] Diogenes in a great assembly going backward of purpose, and seeing every one laughing him to scorn, asked them aloud, if they were not ashamed so to do? since he went backwards but once, they did so all the days of their life.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 53:3". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-53.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

3. Every one of them—The distributive, each one, denoted by the suffix pronoun instead of the collective, the all, the totality, denoted by the prefix article in Psalms 14:3. The two passages, taken together, furnish the most literal declaration of universal, total, depravity, that words can give.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Psalms 53:3". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-53.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Name, which is a strong tower, (Proverbs xviii. 10.; Calmet) event thyself. Hence it is so criminal to take it in vain. (Berthier) --- Judge. Ancient psalters have, "deliver." Saul and the Zipheans persecute me unjustly. I commit my cause to thee. (Haydock) --- Defend me for the justice of my cause. (Worthington)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Psalms 53:3". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-53.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

God. Hebrew "eth "Elohim (Objective). App-4. Note the Figure of speech Epanadiplosis (App-6), by which this verse is marked off as containing universal instruction, beginning and ending with the same word "God".

children of men = sons of Adam. App-14.

that did understand. Hebrew. Maschil. See note on Title.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 53:3". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-53.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(3) There are two unimportant variations from Psalms 14 here: “every one,” instead of “the whole,” and “gone back” (sag) for “gone aside” (sar).


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 53:3". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-53.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Every
14:3; 2 Samuel 20:2; Isaiah 53:6; 64:6; Jeremiah 8:5,6; Zephaniah 1:6
filthy
Job 15:16; Ezekiel 36:25; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Revelation 22:11
none
Romans 3:12; 1 John 2:29; 3 John 1:11

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 53:3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-53.html.

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