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Psalms Chapter 58 | Parsha:

1For the leader; al tashheth. Of David. A michtam.

2O mighty ones, do you really decree what is just?
Do you judge mankind with equity?

3In your minds you devise wrongdoing in the land;
with your hands you deal out lawlessness.

4The wicked are defiant from birth;
the liars go astray from the womb.

5Their venom is like that of a snake,
a deaf viper that stops its ears

6so as not to hear the voice of charmers
or the expert mutterer of spells.

7O God, smash their teeth in their mouth;
shatter the fangs of lions, O Lord;

8let them melt, let them vanish like water;
let Him aim His arrows that they be cut down;

9like a snail that melts away as it moves;
like a woman’s stillbirth, may they never see the sun!

10Before the thorns grow into a bramble,
may He whirl them away alive in fury.

11The righteous man will rejoice when he sees revenge;
he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.

12Men will say,
“There is, then, a reward for the righteous;
there is, indeed, divine justice on earth.”

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