The book of Psalms
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David
Reproof of wicked judges
||Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
||Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.
||The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
||Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
||Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
||Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Lord.
||Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
||As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
||Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.
||The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
||So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.
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