Parallel Bible results for Psalm 58:1-9

GOD'S WORD Translation

New International Version

Psalm 58:1-9

GW 1 Do you rulers really give fair verdicts? Do you judge Adam's descendants fairly? NIV 1 Do you rulers indeed speak justly? Do you judge people with equity? GW 2 No, you invent new crimes on earth, and your hands spread violence. NIV 2 No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth. GW 3 [Even] inside the womb wicked people are strangers [to God]. From their birth liars go astray. NIV 3 Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies. GW 4 They have poisonous venom like snakes. They are like a deaf cobra that shuts its ears NIV 4 Their venom is like the venom of a snake, like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears, GW 5 so that it cannot hear the voice of a snake charmer or of anyone trained to cast spells. NIV 5 that will not heed the tune of the charmer, however skillful the enchanter may be. GW 6 O God, knock the teeth out of their mouths. Break the young lions' teeth, O LORD. NIV 6 Break the teeth in their mouths, O God; LORD, tear out the fangs of those lions! GW 7 Let them disappear like water that drains away. When they aim their bows, let their arrows miss the target. NIV 7 Let them vanish like water that flows away; when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short. GW 8 Let them become like a snail that leaves behind a slimy trail or like a stillborn child who never sees the sun. NIV 8 May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along, like a stillborn child that never sees the sun. GW 9 Let [God] sweep them away faster than a cooking pot is heated by burning twigs. NIV 9 Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns— whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.

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