Psalm 58 DBY

1 {To the chief Musician. 'Destroy not.' Of David. Michtam.} a Is righteousness indeed silent? Do ye speak it? b Do ye judge with equity, ye sons of men?

References for Psalms 58:1

    • LJ 58:1 - See Ps. 16.
    • ǐ 58:1 - Some would read 'Do ye mighty ones indeed speak righteousness?'
      2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh out c the violence of your hands in the earth. d

      References for Psalms 58:2

        • NJ 58:2 - Or 'land,' erets, as also ver. 11, Ps. 58.2; 1Sam. 2.8; &c.
        • Ǒ 58:2 - Or 'ponder.'
          3 The wicked go astray from the womb; they err as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
          4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: [they are] like the deaf adder which stoppeth her ear;
          5 Which doth not hearken to the voice of enchanters, of one charming ever so wisely.
          6 O God, break their teeth in their mouth; break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Jehovah.
          7 Let them melt away as waters that flow off; when he aimeth his arrows, let them be as blunted: e

          References for Psalms 58:7

            • ǒ 58:7 - Lit. '[the point] cut off.'
              8 Let them be as a snail that melteth as it passeth away; [like] the untimely birth of a woman, let them not see the sun.
              9 Before your pots feel the thorns, green or burning, -- they shall be whirled away.
              10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his footsteps in the blood of the wicked:
              11 And men shall say, Verily there is fruit for the righteous; verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.