Do you rulers really give fair verdicts? Do you judge Adam's descendants fairly?
No, you invent new crimes on earth, and your hands spread violence.
[Even] inside the womb wicked people are strangers [to God]. From their birth liars go astray.
They have poisonous venom like snakes. They are like a deaf cobra that shuts its ears
so that it cannot hear the voice of a snake charmer or of anyone trained to cast spells.
O God, knock the teeth out of their mouths. Break the young lions' teeth, O LORD.
Let them disappear like water that drains away. When they aim their bows, let their arrows miss the target.
Let them become like a snail that leaves behind a slimy trail or like a stillborn child who never sees the sun.
Let [God] sweep them away faster than a cooking pot is heated by burning twigs.