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,1 like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,
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that will not heed2 the tune of the charmer,3 however skillful the enchanter may be.
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Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;4 tear out, O LORD, the fangs of the lions!5
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Let them vanish like water that flows away;6 when they draw the bow, let their arrows be blunted.7
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Like a slug melting away as it moves along,8 like a stillborn child,9 may they not see the sun.
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Before your pots can feel [the heat of] the thorns10-- whether they be green or dry--the wicked will be swept away.11
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The righteous will be glad12 when they are avenged,13 when they bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.14
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Then men will say, "Surely the righteous still are rewarded;15 surely there is a God who judges the earth."16
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