Psalm 58 American Standard Version

A Prayer for the Punishment of the Wicked

58 1  Do ye indeed in silence speak righteousness? Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men? 2  Nay, in heart ye work wickedness; Ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth. 3  The wicked are estranged from the womb: They go astray as soon as they are 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 hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers, Charming never so wisely.

6  Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: Break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Jehovah. 7  Let them melt away as water that runneth apace: When he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off. 8  [Let them be] as a snail which melteth and passeth away, [Like] the untimely birth of a woman, that hath not seen the sun. 9  Before your pots can feel the thorns, He will take them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike. 10  The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked; 11  So that men shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: Verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.

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