Psalms Chapter 58 |
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.”