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Psalm 58


God Who Judges the Earth



 TO THE CHOIRMASTER: ACCORDING TO DO NOT DESTROY. A MIKTAM OF DAVID. 


      1 Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods? 

      Do you judge the children of man uprightly? 

      2 No, in your hearts you devise wrongs; 

      your hands deal out violence on earth. 


      3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; 

      they go astray from birth, speaking lies. 

      4 They have venom like the venom of a serpent, 

      like the deaf adder that stops its ear, 

      5 so that it does not hear the voice of charmers 

      or of the cunning enchanter. 


      6 O God, break the teeth in their mouths; 

      tear out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD! 

      7 Let them vanish like water that runs away; 

      when he aims his arrows, let them be blunted. 

      8 Let them be like the snail that dissolves into slime, 

      like the stillborn child who never sees the sun. 

      9 Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns, 

      whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away! 


      10 The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; 

      he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked. 

      11 Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; 

      surely there is a God who judges on earth.”