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Psalm 58 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:1 - For the choir director: A psalm[fn] of David, to be sung to the tune “Do Not Destroy!”

Justice—do you rulers[fn] know the meaning of the word?
Do you judge the people fairly?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:2 - No! You plot injustice in your hearts.
You spread violence throughout the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:3 - These wicked people are born sinners;
even from birth they have lied and gone their own way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:4 - They spit venom like deadly snakes;
they are like cobras that refuse to listen,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:5 - ignoring the tunes of the snake charmers,
no matter how skillfully they play.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:6 - Break off their fangs, O God!
Smash the jaws of these lions, O LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:7 - May they disappear like water into thirsty ground.
Make their weapons useless in their hands.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:8 - May they be like snails that dissolve into slime,
like a stillborn child who will never see the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:9 - God will sweep them away, both young and old,
faster than a pot heats over burning thorns.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:10 - The godly will rejoice when they see injustice avenged.
They will wash their feet in the blood of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:11 - Then at last everyone will say,
“There truly is a reward for those who live for God;
surely there is a God who judges justly here on earth.”
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew miktam. This may be a literary or musical term.
Or you gods.
Or Let them be trodden down and wither like grass. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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