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Psalms 58

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.”


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