Psalms

Psalm 58 ©

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

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

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

b Ps. 82.1,6.
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Yea, in heart ye cwork wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.