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Psalms 58



Verses 1-11

Psalm 58 Corrupt judges

In Psalms 10-17 the psalmist considered the problem of the poor and innocent being trampled underfoot by people of power and wealth. (Sfee notes on these psalms, including the special note that follows Psalm 10.) In Psalm 58 the psalmist deals more specifically with those who make such a situation possible, the corrupt judges. Evil in thoughts and actions, they are deaf to any pleas for justice (1-5). The psalmist appeals to God to break their power and destroy them, so that they disappear from human society (6-9). The righteous will rejoice when corruption and oppression receive their fitting judgment from God (10-11).


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Flemming, Donald C. "Commentary on Psalms 58:4". "Brideway Bible Commentary". 2005.

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Thursday, November 26th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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