For the [music] director, [according to] Do not Destroy. Of David. A miktam.

Judgment on the Wicked

1 Do you really speak [what is] right [when] silent? [Do] you judge fairly the children of humankind?
2 No, in [your] heart you plan injustices; in the land you weigh out the violence of your hands.
3 The wicked are estranged from [the] womb. They go astray from [the] belly, speaking lies.
4 Their venom [is] like snake venom; [They are] like a deaf viper that closes its ear
5 so that it does not hear [the] voice of charmers [or the] skilled caster of spells.
6 O God, break their teeth in their mouth. Break off [the] fangs of [the] young lions, O Yahweh.
7 Let them run [away] like water [that] runs off. [When] he bends [the bow], let his arrows [be] as though they were cut off.
8 [Let them be] like a snail [that] melts away [as] it goes; [like the] stillborn of woman [that] do not see [the] sun.
9 Before your pots can feel [the heat of] a thornbush, whether green [or] {dry}, he will sweep it away.
10 [The] righteous will rejoice when he sees [the] vengeance; he will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 And people will say, "Surely [there is] a {reward} for the righteous. Surely there is a God [who] judges in the land."