Psalms 58

To the chief musician Al-tashcheth, by David, a Michtham.

Do you indeed, who are dumb, speak righteously? do ye judge in uprightness, O ye sons of men? Even in your heart ye work injustice: on the earth do ye weigh out the violence of your hands. The wicked are estranged from goodness from the womb: those who speak lies go astray from their very birth. They have poison like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; Which will not hearken to the voice of conjurers, yea, that of the wisest of all charmers. O God, break out their teeth in their mouth: the jaw-teeth of the young lions tear thou out, O Lord. Let them melt away as water which runneth off: when each one bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as if cut in pieces. As a snail which melteth, let him pass away; like the untimely birth of a woman which hath not seen the sun. 10 Before your pots can feel the thorns, will he take them away with a whirlwind, both the green and the burning. 11 The righteous will rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he will bathe his steps in the blood of the wicked. So that a man shall say, Verily fruit will come for the righteous: verily there is a God that judgeth on the earth.
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