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Psalm 58

2 Do you truly speak justice, you who hold divine power?

 Do you mete out fair judgment to the sons of men?

 3 No, in your hearts you devise iniquities;

 your hands deal out violence to the land.

4 The wicked go astray from the womb;

 deviant from birth, they speak lies.

 5 Their venom is like the venom of the snake;

 they are like a deaf viper stopping its ears,

 6 lest it should hear the snake-charmer’s voice,

 the voice of the skillful dealer in spells.

7 O God, break the teeth in their mouths;

 tear out the fangs of these lions, O LORD!

 8 Let them vanish like water that runs away;

 let them wither like grass that is trodden underfoot.

 9 Let them be like the snail that dissolves into slime,

 like a woman’s miscarriage that never sees the sun.

10 Before they put forth thorns, like a bramble,

 let them be swept away, green wood or dry!

 11 The just shall rejoice at the sight of vengeance;

 they shall bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.

 12 People shall say: “Truly, there is reward for the upright.

 Truly there is a God who judges justly on earth.”

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