1 Do ye
indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye
judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the
violence of your hands in the earth.
3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go
astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they
are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers,
charming never so wisely.
6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break
out the great teeth of the young lions, O Lord.
7 Let them melt away as waters which run
continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his
arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them
pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that
they may not see the sun.
9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall
take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and
in his wrath.
10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the
vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of
11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward
for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth
in the earth.
Psalm 59 >
- The Book of David
The Book of Psalms which contains Psalm 58 is also referred to
as the Book of David. David reigned over Judah and Israel
was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel. King
David is credited with the authorship of many of the Psalms
and the collection is therefore often referred to as the
Book of David.