Psalm 58:1-8 NIV

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.

1 abDo you rulers indeed speak justly? Do you judge people with equity?

References for Psalms 58:1

    • ó 58:1 - In Hebrew texts 58:1-11 is numbered 58:2-12.
    • ô 58:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth.

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

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

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

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      7 Let them vanish like water that flows away; when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.

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      8 May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along, like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.

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