Psalms 58

1Do you indeed speak righteousness, you silent ones? Do you judge uprightly, you sons of men? 2No, in heart you work wickedness; You weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth. 3The wicked are estranged from the womb; They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies. 4Their poison is like the poison of a serpent; They are like the deaf cobra that stops its ear, 5Which will not heed the voice of charmers, Charming ever so skillfully. 6Break their teeth in their mouth, O God! Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD! 7Let them flow away as waters which run continually; When he bends his bow, Let his arrows be as if cut in pieces. 8Let them be like a snail which melts away as it goes, Like a stillborn child of a woman, that they may not see the sun. 9Before your pots can feel the burning thorns, He shall take them away as with a whirlwind, As in His living and burning wrath. 10The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance; He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked, 11So that men will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely He is God who judges in the earth."