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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.”

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Salmos 58

Al director musical. Sígase la tonada de «No destruyas». Mictam de David.

1¿Acaso ustedes, gobernantes, actúan con justicia,
    y juzgan con rectitud a los seres humanos?
Al contrario, con la mente traman injusticia,
    y la violencia de sus manos se desata en el país.
Los malvados se pervierten desde que nacen;
    desde el vientre materno se desvían los mentirosos.
Su veneno es como el de las serpientes,
    como el de una cobra que se hace la sorda
para no escuchar la música del mago,
    del diestro en encantamientos.

Rómpeles, oh Dios, los dientes;
    ¡arráncales, Señor, los colmillos a esos leones!
Que se escurran, como el agua entre los dedos;
    que se rompan sus flechas al tensar el arco.
Que se disuelvan, como babosa rastrera;
    que no vean la luz, cual si fueran abortivos.
Que sin darse cuenta, ardan como espinos;
    que el viento los arrastre, estén verdes o secos.

10 Se alegrará el justo al ver la venganza,
    al empapar sus pies en la sangre del impío.
11 Dirá entonces la gente:
    «Ciertamente los justos son recompensados;
    ciertamente hay un Dios que juzga en la tierra».