Psalm 58 [10.10.10.10]

PSALM 58 10 10 10 10 Sing Psalms

Recommended Tune: Eventide

1  You rulers, do you know what justice is?
Among mankind do you judge uprightly?
2  No, you devise injustice in your hearts
And on the earth you mete out cruelty.

3  Even from birth the wicked go astray
And from the womb untruthfully they speak;
Their wayward thoughts well up within their hearts
And havoc with their lying words they wreak.

4  Their poison’s like the venom of a snake;
They’re like a cobra that has closed its ear—
5  However great the charmer’s skill may be,
It pays no heed because it does not hear.

6  Destroy, O God, the teeth within their mouths;
LORD, smite the lion’s jaw a mighty blow.
7  Make them disperse as water flows away,
And blunt their arrows when they draw the bow.

8  May they be like the snail that melts away,
Or like a stillborn child that sees no sun.
9  Before a pot can boil on burning thorns,
So swiftly shall the wicked be undone.

10  The just will tread the blood of wicked men;
When they’re avenged, the righteous will be glad.
11  Then all will say, “The just have their reward;
Surely the judge of all the earth is God.”