For the choir director; al tashcheth; a miktam by David.
1 Do you rulers really give fair verdicts? Do you judge Adam’s descendants fairly? 2 No, you invent new crimes on earth, and your hands spread violence.
3 Even inside the womb wicked people are strangers to God. From their birth liars go astray. 4 They have poisonous venom like snakes. They are like a deaf cobra that shuts its ears 5 so that it cannot hear the voice of a snake charmer or of anyone trained to cast spells.
6 O God, knock the teeth out of their mouths. Break the young lions’ teeth, O Lord. 7 Let them disappear like water that drains away. When they aim their bows, let their arrows miss the target.[a] 8 Let them become like a snail that leaves behind a slimy trail or like a stillborn child who never sees the sun. 9 Let God sweep them away faster than a cooking pot is heated by burning twigs.[b]
10 Righteous people will rejoice when they see God take revenge. They will wash their feet in the blood of wicked people. 11 Then people will say, “Righteous people certainly have a reward. There is a God who judges on earth.”
Psalm 58:7Hebrew meaning of this sentence uncertain.
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