Psalms 58:4

Overview - Psalms 58
David reproves wicked judges;
describes the nature of the wicked;
devotes them to God's judgments;
10 whereat the righteous shall rejoice.
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Psalms 58:4  (King James Version)
Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;

140:3 Ecclesiastes 10:11 ; Romans 3:13 ; James 3:8

Hebrew according to the likeness of. serpent.
Matthew 3:7 ; 23:33

the deaf
Jeremiah 8:17

adder or asp
{Pethen,} is no doubt the {boeten} of the Arabians, which M. Forskal describes as spotted with black and white, about one foot in length, nearly half an inch thick, oviparous, and its bite almost instant death. It is the aspic of the ancients, and is so called the literati of Cyprus, though the common people call it [kouphe,] deaf.
Job 20:14 Job 20:16 ; Isaiah 11:8