Psalms 57

The Book of Psalms


  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 YAHUVEH, in their mouth: Break out the great teeth of the young lions, O YAHUVEH.


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 YAHUVEH that judgeth in the earth.

Psalms 59