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A Cry against Injustice
For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” # Possibly a tune A Davidic Miktam.
1Do you really speak righteously, you mighty ones? # Or Can you really speak righteousness in silence?
Do you judge people fairly? #Ps 82:2
2No, you practice injustice in your hearts;
with your hands you weigh out violence in the land. #Ps 94:20Is 10:1Mal 3:15
3The wicked go astray from the womb;
liars err from birth. #Ps 51:5Is 48:8
4They have venom like the venom of a snake,
like the deaf cobra that stops up its ears, #Dt 32:33Ps 140:3
5that does not listen to the sound of the charmers
who skillfully weave spells. #Ec 10:11Jr 8:17
6God, knock the teeth out of their mouths;
Lord, tear out the young lions’ fangs. #Jb 4:10|NoBook| 29:17Ps 3:7
7They will vanish like water that flows by;
they will aim their useless arrows. # Or their arrows as if they were circumcised ; Hb obscure # Or they wither like trampled grass #Jos 7:5Ps 112:10Ezk 21:7
8Like a slug that moves along in slime,
like a woman’s miscarried child,
they will not see the sun. #Jb 3:16Ec 6:3
9Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns —
whether green or burning —
He will sweep them away. # Or thorns, He will sweep it away, whether raw or cooking, or thorns, He will sweep him away alive in fury #Jb 27:21Pr 10:25Ec 7:6
10The righteous one will rejoice
when he sees the retribution; #Jb 22:19
he will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. #Ps 68:23Jr 11:20|NoBook| 20:12
11Then people will say,
“Yes, there is a reward for the righteous!
There is a God who judges on earth! ” #Ps 9:8|NoBook| 67:4|NoBook| 75:7
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