To the chief Musician, Al–taschith, Michtam of David.1 Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men? ▼
▼ Al–taschith…: or, Destroy not, ▼
▼ Michtam: or, A golden Psalm2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth. 3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. ▼
▼ as soon…: Heb. from the belly4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; ▼
▼ like the poison: Heb. according to the likeness, etc, ▼
▼ adder: or, asp5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely. ▼
▼ charming…: or, be the charmer never so cunning6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Lord. 7 Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces. 8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun. 9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath. ▼
▼ both…: Heb. as living as wrath10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. 11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth. ▼
▼ a reward…: Heb. fruit of the, etc
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