Psalms 58

To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David.


Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
Altaschith...: or, Destroy not
Michtam: or, A golden Psalm
2Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth. 3The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
as soon...: Heb. from the belly
4Their 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, asp
5Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
charming...: or, be the charmer never so cunning

6Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD. 7Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces. 8As 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. 9Before 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 wrath
10The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. 11So 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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