Do you indeedaspeakrighteousness, O bgods ? Do you 1judgecuprightly, O sons of men ?
2No, in heart you 2workunrighteousness ; On earth you 3weigh out the violence of your hands.
The wicked are estranged4from the womb ; These who speaklies5goastray from dbirth.
They have venomlike the 6venom of a serpent ; Like a deafcobra that stops up its ear,
5So that it 7does not hear the voice of e8charmers, Or a skillfulcaster of spells.
O God, 9shatter their teeth in their mouth ; Break out the fangs of the younglions, O LORD.
Let them 10flow away likewater that runsoff ; When he f11aims his arrows, let them be as gheadlessshafts.
Let them be as a snail which hmeltsaway as it goes along, Like the 12miscarriages of a woman which neversee the sun.
9Before your 13pots can feel the fire of thorns He will 14sweep them away with a whirlwind, the igreen and the burningalike.
The 15righteous will rejoicewhen he 16sees the vengeance ; He will 17wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
And men will say, "Surely there is a j18reward for the righteous ; Surelythere is a God who 19judgeskon earth !"