The Just Judgment of the Wicked
To the Chief Musician. Set to “Do Not Destroy.” A Michtam of David.
1Do you indeed speak righteousness, you silent ones?
Do you judge uprightly, you sons of men?
2No, in heart you work wickedness;
You weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.
3#(Ps. 53:3; Is. 48:8)The wicked are estranged from the womb;
They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
4#Eccl. 10:11Their poison is like the poison of a serpent;
They are like the deaf cobra that stops its ear,
5Which will not #Jer. 8:17heed the voice of charmers,
Charming ever so skillfully.
6#Job 4:10Break their teeth in their mouth, O God!
Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord!
7#Josh. 2:11; 7:5; Ps. 112:10; Is. 13:7; Ezek. 21:7Let them flow away as waters which run continually;
When he bends his bow,
Let his arrows be as if cut in pieces.
8Let them be like a snail which melts away as it goes,
#Job 3:16Like a stillborn child of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
9Before your #Ps. 118:12; Eccl. 7:6pots can feel the burning thorns,
He shall take them away #Job 27:21; Prov. 10:25as with a whirlwind,
As in His living and burning wrath.
10The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the #(Deut. 32:43); Jer. 11:20vengeance;
#Ps. 68:23He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked,
11#Ps. 92:15; Prov. 11:18; (2 Cor. 5:10)So that men will say,
“Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
Surely He is God who #Ps. 50:6; 75:7judges in the earth.”