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Psalm 58 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Prayer of the Punishment of the Wicked.

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For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David. Michtam.
Do ye indeed in silence speak righteousness?
Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
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Nay, in heart ye work wickedness;
Ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.
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The wicked are estranged from the womb:
They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
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Their poison is like the poison of a serpent:
They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear,
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Which hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers,
Charming never so wisely.
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Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth:
Break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Jehovah.
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Let them melt away as water that runneth apace:
When he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.
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Let them be as a snail which melteth and passeth away,
Like the untimely birth of a woman, that hath not seen the sun.
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Before your pots can feel the thorns,
He will take them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike.
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The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance:
He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked;
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So that men shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous:
Verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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