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.”