1Would you indeed speak righteousness, in silence? Do you judge straightly, you sons of men?
2No, in heart you work unrighteousness; On earth you weigh out the violence of your hands.
3The wrong have been estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.
4Their poison is like the poison of a snake; Like a deaf cobra that stops its ear,
5So as not to hear the voice of whisperers, Or a skilled caster of spells.
6O Elohim, break their teeth in their mouth! Break out the fangs of the young lions, O יהוה!
7Let them melt, let them vanish as water; Let Him aim His arrows that they be cut down;
8Like a snail which melts away as it moves, Like a woman’s stillbirth, Let them not see the sun!
9Before your pots feel the thorns, Whether green or ablaze, He sweeps them away.
10The righteous rejoices when he has seen the vengeance, He washes his feet in the blood of the wrong,
11And man says, “Truly, the righteous are rewarded; Truly, there is an Elohim judging in the earth.”