Psalm 58 ©

1 David reproving wicked judges, 3 describeth the nature of the wicked, 6 and devoteth them to God's judgments, 10 whereat the righteous shall rejoice.


To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, 1Michtam of David.


DO aye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye bsons of men?

b Ps. 82.1,6.

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


The dwicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray 2as soon as they be born, speaking lies.


Their epoison is 3like the poison of a serpent: they are like the 4deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;


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


Break gtheir teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.


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


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


Before kyour pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, 6both living, and in his wrath.


The lrighteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall mwash his feet in the blood of the wicked.


So that a man shall say, n*Verily there is 7a reward for the righteous: overily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.