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Prayer for the punishment of the wicked.

For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David. Michtam.

[a]58 Do ye indeed [b]in silence speak righteousness?
Do ye [c]judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
Nay, in heart ye work wickedness;
Ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.
The wicked are estranged from the womb:
They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.

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  1. Psalm 58:1 Or, Is the righteousness ye should speak dumb?
  2. Psalm 58:1 Or, as otherwise read, O ye gods. Or, O ye mighty ones
  3. Psalm 58:1 Or, judge uprightly the sons of men