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Psalm 58

Prayer for the Punishment of the Wicked.

To the Chief Musician; set to [the tune of] “Do Not Destroy.” A Mikhtam of David. [A record of memorable thoughts of David].

1Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods (heavenly beings)?
Do you judge fairly, O sons of men?

No, in your heart you devise wrongdoing;
On earth you deal out the violence of your hands.

The wicked are estranged from the womb;
These go astray from birth, speaking lies [even twisted partial truths].

Their poison is like the venom of a serpent;
They are like the deaf horned viper that stops up its ear,

So that it does not listen to the voice of charmers,
Or of the skillful enchanter casting [cunning] spells.


O God, break their teeth in their mouth;
Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord.

Let them flow away like water that runs off;
When he aims his arrows, let them be as headless shafts.

Let them be as a snail which melts away (secretes slime) as it goes along,
Like the miscarriage of a woman which never sees the sun.

Before your cooking pots can feel the fire of thorns [burning under them as fuel],
He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning ones alike.

10 
The [unyieldingly] righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance [of God];
He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 
Men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
Surely there is a God who judges on the earth.”

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Saamu 58

Fún adarí orin. Tí ohùn “Má ṣe parun.” Ti Dafidi. Miktamu.

1Ẹ̀yin ha ń sọ òdodo nítòótọ́
    ẹ̀yin ìjọ ènìyàn?
Ǹjẹ́ ẹ̀yin ń ṣe ìdájọ́ tí ó ṣe títọ́
    ẹ̀yìn ọmọ ènìyàn?
Bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́, nínú ọkàn yín ẹ̀yìn ń gbèrò àìṣòdodo,
    ọwọ́ yín sì tú ìwà ipá jáde ni ayé.

Ní inú ìyá wọn wá ni ènìyàn búburú tí ṣìnà,
    lójúkan náà tí a ti bí wọn, wọn a máa ṣèké.
Oró wọn dàbí oró ejò,
    wọn dàbí adití ejò paramọ́lẹ̀ tí ó di ara rẹ̀ ni etí,
tí kò ní gbọ́ ìpè àwọn atunilójú,
    bí ó ti wù kí ó máa fi ọgbọ́n ṣe ìtujú tó.

Ká eyín ẹnu wọn, Ọlọ́run;
    ní ẹnu wọn,
ká ọ̀gàn àwọn ọmọ kìnnìún, Olúwa.
Jẹ́ kí wọn parẹ́ bí omi tó ń sàn lọ;
    nígbà tí ó bá fa ọfà rẹ̀, kí ọ̀kọ̀ wọn kí ó ṣẹ́.
Jẹ́ kí wọn rí bí ìgbín tí rẹ̀ dànù tí ó sì ṣègbé
    bí ọmọ tí oṣù rẹ̀ kò pé, kí wọn má ṣe rí oòrùn.

Kí ìkòkò yín kí ó tó mọ ìgbóná ẹ̀gún;
    bóyá ní tútù tàbí ní gbígbẹ, yóò fi ìjì gbá wọn lọ.
10 Olódodo yóò yọ̀ nígbà a bá ń gbẹ̀san wọn,
    nígbà tí wọn bá wẹ ẹsẹ̀ wọn nínú ẹ̀jẹ̀ ènìyàn búburú.
11 Àwọn ènìyàn yóò wí pé,
    “Lóòtítọ́ èrè àwọn ń bẹ fún olódodo;
    lóòtítọ́ òun ni Ọlọ́run tí ń ṣe ìdájọ́ ní ayé.”