Do you rulers indeed speak justly? Do you judge people with equity?
References for Psalms 58:1
No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth.
References for Psalms 58:2
Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.
Their venom is like the venom of a snake, like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,
References for Psalms 58:4
that will not heed the tune of the charmer, however skillful the enchanter may be.
References for Psalms 58:5
Break the teeth in their mouths, O God; LORD, tear out the fangs of those lions!
References for Psalms 58:6
Let them vanish like water that flows away; when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.
References for Psalms 58:7
May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along, like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.
References for Psalms 58:8
Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns— whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.
References for Psalms 58:9
The righteous will be glad when they are avenged, when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.
References for Psalms 58:10
Then people will say, “Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth.”
References for Psalms 58:11