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Psalm 58 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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There Is a God Who Judges on Earth

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:1 -

For the choir director. [fn]Al-tashheth. Of David. A [fn]Mikhtam.

Do you indeed [fn]speak righteousness, O [fn]gods?

Do you judge [fn]with equity, O sons of men?

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No, in heart you work unrighteousness;

On earth you [fn]prepare a path for the violence of your hands.

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The wicked are estranged from the womb;

These who speak falsehood wander in error from [fn]birth.

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They have venom like the venom of a serpent;

Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,

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So that it does not hear the voice of [fn]charmers,

Or a skillful caster of spells.

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O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth;

Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Yahweh.

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Let them flow away like water that runs off;

When he [fn]aims his arrows, let them be as [fn]headless shafts.

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Let them be as a snail which [fn]melts away as it goes along,

Like the miscarriages of a woman which never behold the sun.

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Before your pots can feel the fire of thorns

He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the living and the burning alike.

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The righteous will be glad when he beholds the vengeance;

He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

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And men will say, “Surely there is a [fn]reward for the righteous;

Surely there is a God who judges [fn]on earth!”

LSB Footnotes
Lit Do Not Destroy
Possibly Epigrammatic Poem, Atonement Psalm
Or speak righteousness in silence
Or mighty ones, judges
Or uprightly the sons of men
Lit make level
Lit stomach
Or whisperers
Lit bends
Lit though they were cut off
Secretes slime
Lit fruit
Or in

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