Psalm 58

Psalm 58

God Who Judges the Earth
To the choirmaster: according to #See Ps. 57, title Do Not Destroy. A #See Ps. 16, titleMiktam#58:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term of David.
1Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?#58:1 Or you mighty lords (by revocalization; Hebrew in silence)
Do you judge the children of man uprightly?
2No, in your hearts you devise wrongs;
your hands #[Ps. 94:20]deal out violence on earth.
3The wicked are #Ps. 51:5; Isa. 48:8estranged from the womb;
they go astray from birth, speaking lies.
4 # Ps. 140:3; [Deut. 32:33] They have venom like the venom of a serpent,
like the deaf adder that stops its ear,
5so that it #Jer. 8:17does not hear the voice of charmers
or of the cunning enchanter.
6O God, #Ps. 3:7; Job 4:10; 29:17break the teeth in their mouths;
tear out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord!
7Let them #Ps. 112:10; Josh. 7:5 vanish like water that runs away;
when he #Ps. 64:3aims his arrows, let them be blunted.
8Let them be like the snail #[See ver. 7 above] that dissolves into slime,
like #See Job 3:16the stillborn child who never sees the sun.
9Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of #Ps. 118:12; Eccles. 7:6 thorns,
whether green or ablaze, may he #[Job 27:21; See Prov. 10:25]sweep them away!#58:9 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain
10 # Deut. 32:43; See Job 22:19 The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
he will #Ps. 68:23bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11Mankind will say, “Surely there is #Isa. 3:10 a reward for the righteous;
surely there is a God who #Ps. 67:4; 94:2; Gen. 18:25; Job 19:29; Eccles. 12:14judges on earth.”

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