Psalms 58 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 58


Psalms 58:1

Do ye indeed in silence speak righteousness? Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

Psalms 58:2

Nay, in heart ye work wickedness; Ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.

Psalms 58:3

The wicked are estranged from the womb: They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.

Psalms 58:4

Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: [They are] like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear,

Psalms 58:5

Which hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers, Charming never so wisely.

Psalms 58:6

Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: Break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Jehovah.

Psalms 58:7

Let them melt away as water that runneth apace: When he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.

Psalms 58:8

[Let them be] as a snail which melteth and passeth away, [Like] the untimely birth of a woman, that hath not seen the sun.

Psalms 58:9

Before your pots can feel the thorns, He will take them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike.

Psalms 58:10

The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked;

Psalms 58:11

So that men shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: Verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.

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