Bible: Psalm 58

Psalm 58 1 

58:1 For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; 2  a prayer 3  of David.

Do you rulers really pronounce just decisions? 4 

Do you judge people 5  fairly?

58:2 No! 6  You plan how to do what is unjust; 7 

you deal out violence in the earth. 8 

58:3 The wicked turn aside from birth; 9 

liars go astray as soon as they are born. 10 

58:4 Their venom is like that of a snake, 11 

like a deaf serpent 12  that does not hear, 13 

58:5 that does not respond to 14  the magicians,

or to a skilled snake-charmer.

58:6 O God, break the teeth in their mouths!

Smash the jawbones of the lions, O Lord!

58:7 Let them disappear 15  like water that flows away! 16 

Let them wither like grass! 17 

58:8 Let them be 18  like a snail that melts away as it moves along! 19 

Let them be like 20  stillborn babies 21  that never see the sun!

58:9 Before the kindling is even placed under your pots, 22 

he 23  will sweep it away along with both the raw and cooked meat. 24 

58:10 The godly 25  will rejoice when they see vengeance carried out;

they will bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.

58:11 Then 26  observers 27  will say,

Yes indeed, the godly are rewarded! 28 

Yes indeed, there is a God who judges 29  in the earth!

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