The Just Judgment of the WickedTo the Chief Musician. Set to “Do Not Destroy.” A Michtam of David.
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.
3⚓The wicked are estranged from the womb;
They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
4⚓Their 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.
6⚓Break their teeth in their mouth, O God!
Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord!
7⚓Let 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,
11⚓So that men will say,
“Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
Surely He is God who ⚓judges in the earth.”