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Psalms 57

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 58



   For the Chief Musician; [set to] Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David. Michtam. Do ye indeed in silence speak righteousness? Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?  





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





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





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





  Which hearkeneth not 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 Jehovah.  





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





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





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





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





  So that men shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: Verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth. For the Chief Musician; [set to] Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David. Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.  



Psalms 59




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