Psalm 58
JPS Tanakh 1917
1For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam.

2Do ye indeed speak as a righteous company?
Do ye judge with equity the sons of men?
3Yea, in heart ye work wickedness;
Ye weigh out in the earth the violence of your hands.
4The wicked are estranged from the womb;
The speakers of lies go astray as soon as they are born.
5Their venom is like the venom of a serpent;
They are like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ear;
6Which hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers,
Or of the most cunning binder of spells.

7Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth;
Break out the cheek-teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
8Let them melt away as water that runneth apace;
When he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.
9Let them be as a snail which melteth and passeth away;
Like the untimely births of a woman, that have not seen the sun.
10Before your pots can feel the thorns,
He will sweep it away with a whirlwind, the raw and the burning alike.

11The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance;
He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
12And men shall say: ‘Verily there is a reward for the righteous;
Verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.’

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