58 0 To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David.
58 3 The wicked go astray from the womb,
they err from their birth, speaking lies.
58 4 They have venom like the venom of a serpent,
like the deaf adder that stops its ear,
58 5 so that it does not hear the voice of charmers
or of the cunning enchanter.
58 6 O God, break the teeth in their mouths;
tear out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!
58 7 Let them vanish like water that runs away;
like grass let them be trodden down and wither.
58 8 Let them be like the snail which dissolves into slime,
like the untimely birth that never sees the sun.
58 9 Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns,
whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!
58 10 The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.
58 11 Men will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
surely there is a God who judges on earth."