THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 58 ©
David reproves the counselors and courtiers of Saul for their unrighteousness, wickedness and stubbornness, and prays to God to break their might, and to cause them speedily to perish and vanish in their consultations for His honor and the joy of the godly.
To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, 1Michtam of David.
DO ye indeed speak righteousness, O 2congregation? do ye judge 3uprightly, O ye 4sons of men?
Yea, in heart ye 5work wickedness; ye 6weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.
The wicked are 7estranged from the womb: they go 8astray as soon as they be 9born, speaking lies.
Theira poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
10Which will not hearken to the voice of 11charmers, 12charming never so 13wisely.
Break their 14teeth, O God, in their mouth: 15break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
Let them 16melt away as waters which run continually: when 17he 18bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as 19cut in pieces.
As a snail which 20melteth, let 21every one of them pass away: like the 22untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
Before your 23pots can 24feel the 25thorns, 26he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both 27living, and in his wrath.
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the 28vengeance: he shall 29wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
So that a man shall say, Verily there is a 30reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that 31judgeth in the earth.