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Psalms Chapter 58 - New American Standard Bible

1. DO you indeed [3] speak righteousness, O [2] gods? Do you judge [1] uprightly, O sons of men?

2. No, in heart you work unrighteousness; On earth you weigh out the violence of your hands.

3. The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from [4] birth.

4. They have venom like the venom of a serpent; Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,

5. So that it does not hear the voice of [5] charmers, Or a skillful caster of spells.

6. O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD.

7. Let them flow away like water that runs off; When he [7] aims his arrows, let them be as [6] headless shafts.

8. Let them be as a snail which [8] melts away as it goes along, Like the miscarriages of a woman which never see the sun.

9. Before your pots can feel the fire of thorns He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the [9] green and the burning alike.

10. The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

11. And men will say, «Surely there is a [11] reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who judges [10] on earth!»

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Footnotes
  • 1: Lit though they were cut off
  • 2: I.e. secretes slime
  • 3: Lit living
  • 4: Lit fruit
  • 5: Or in
  • 6: Or May You put me in an inaccessibly high place
  • 7: Or lain in wait
  • 8: Lit soul
  • 9: Or Strong
  • 10: Or stir up strife
  • 11: Lit Without guilt

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