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Passage Lookup: Psalms 58

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Psalms 58:1
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For the director of music. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." Of David. A miktam.[b]

Do you rulers indeed speak justly?(a) Do you judge people with equity?
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Psalms 58:2
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No, in your heart you devise injustice,(b) and your hands mete out violence on the earth.(c)
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Psalms 58:3
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Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.
Psalms 58:4
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Their venom is like the venom of a snake,(d) like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,
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Psalms 58:5
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that will not heed(e) the tune of the charmer,(f) however skillful the enchanter may be.
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Psalms 58:6
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Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;(g) Lord , tear out the fangs of those lions!(h)
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Psalms 58:7
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Let them vanish like water that flows away;(i) when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.(j)
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Psalms 58:8
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May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,(k) like a stillborn child(l) that never sees the sun.
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Psalms 58:9
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Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns(m)— whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.[c](n)
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Psalms 58:10
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The righteous will be glad(o) when they are avenged,(p) when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.(q)
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Psalms 58:11
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Then people will say, "Surely the righteous still are rewarded;(r) surely there is a God who judges the earth."(s)
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