Old Testament Psalms Chapter 58

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

David reproves wicked judges-They go astray and speak lies.

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

 1 Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye ajudge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

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

 3 The wicked are estranged from the awomb: they go bastray as soon as they be 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 will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.

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

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

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

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

 10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the ablood of the wicked.

 11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a areward for the righteous: verily he is a God that bjudgeth in the earth.