Psalms 58:1 ←
Do you indeed speak righteousness, silent ones? Do you judge blamelessly, you sons of men?
Psalms 58:2 ←
No, in your heart you plot injustice. You measure out the violence of your hands in the earth.
Psalms 58:3 ←
The wicked go astray from the womb. They are wayward as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
Psalms 58:4 ←
Their poison is like the poison of a snake, like a deaf cobra that stops its ear,
Psalms 58:5 ←
which doesn’t listen to the voice of charmers, no matter how skillful the charmer may be.
Psalms 58:6 ←
Break their teeth, God, in their mouth. Break out the great teeth of the young lions, Yahweh.
Psalms 58:7 ←
Let them vanish like water that flows away. When they draw the bow, let their arrows be made blunt.
Psalms 58:8 ←
Let them be like a snail which melts and passes away, like the stillborn child, who has not seen the sun.
Psalms 58:9 ←
Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns, he will sweep away the green and the burning alike.
Psalms 58:10 ←
The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance. He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked,
Psalms 58:11 ←
so that men shall say, “Most certainly there is a reward for the righteous. Most certainly there is a God who judges the earth.”