Psalm 58:1-8 NIV

For the director of music. [To the tune of] "Do Not Destroy." Of David. A "miktam."

1 Do you rulers indeed speak justly?1 Do you judge uprightly among men?

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2 No, in your heart you devise injustice,2 and your hands mete out violence on the earth.3

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3 Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward and speak lies.
4 Their venom is like the venom of a snake,4 like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,

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5 that will not heed5 the tune of the charmer,6 however skillful the enchanter may be.

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6 Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;7 tear out, O LORD, the fangs of the lions!8

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7 Let them vanish like water that flows away;9 when they draw the bow, let their arrows be blunted.10

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8 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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