Do you rulers indeed speak justly?1 Do you judge uprightly among men?
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No, in your heart you devise injustice,2 and your hands mete out violence on the earth.3
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Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward and speak lies.
Their venom is like the venom of a snake,4 like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,
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that will not heed5 the tune of the charmer,6 however skillful the enchanter may be.
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Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;7 tear out, O LORD, the fangs of the lions!8
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Let them vanish like water that flows away;9 when they draw the bow, let their arrows be blunted.10
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Like a slug melting away as it moves along,11 like a stillborn child,12 may they not see the sun.
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Before your pots can feel [the heat of] the thorns13-- whether they be green or dry--the wicked will be swept away.14
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The righteous will be glad15 when they are avenged,16 when they bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.17
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Then men will say, "Surely the righteous still are rewarded;18 surely there is a God who judges the earth."19
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