Prayer for the Punishment of the Wicked.

1 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods? Do you 1judge uprightly, O sons of men?
2 No, in heart you 2work unrighteousness; On earth you 3weigh out the violence of your hands.
3 The wicked are estranged 4from the womb; These who speak lies 5go astray from birth.
4 They have venom like the 6venom of a serpent; Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,
5 So that it 7does not hear the voice of 8charmers, Or a skillful caster of spells.
6 O God, 9shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD.
7 Let them 10flow away like water that runs off; When he 11aims his arrows, let them be as headless shafts.
8 Let them be as a snail which melts away as it goes along, Like the 12miscarriages of a woman which never see the sun.
9 Before your 13pots can feel the fire of thorns He will 14sweep them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike.
10 The 15righteous will rejoice when he 16sees the vengeance; He will 17wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 And men will say, "Surely there is a 18reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who 19judges on earth!"