Psalm 58

    Psalm 58

    David reproves wicked judges—They go astray and speak lies.

    To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David.

    1 Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye ajudge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

    2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.

    3 The wicked are estranged from the awomb: they go bastray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

    4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;

    5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.

    6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great ateeth of the young lions, O Lord.

    7 Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.

    8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.

    9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.

    10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the ablood of the wicked.

    11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a areward for the righteous: verily he is a God that bjudgeth in the earth.