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Salme 58

Dom over onde magthavere

1Til korlederen: En sang af David.

Mon I fyrster ved, hvad der er ret og rigtigt?
    Mon I behandler folk retfærdigt?
Nej, I har kun ondskab i tanke,
    I giver volden frit løb i landet.
I har været onde fra fødslen af,
    fra barnsben har I været fulde af løgn.
I udspyr slangegift og vil ikke lytte til Gud.
    I ligner en døv kobra,
der ikke kan høre slangetæmmeren,
    lige meget hvor højt han spiller.

Knus kæberne på de grusomme løver, Herre.
    Bræk alle deres skarpe tænder, Gud.
Lad dem forsvinde som vand i ørkenen,
    lad dem visne som græs i tørtiden.
Lad dem blive til slim som sneglen,
    lad dem ende som dødfødte fostre,
        der aldrig får lyset at se.

10 Gud vil feje de onde af vejen,
    hurtigere end brændet kan få gryden i kog.[a]
11 De gudfrygtige glæder sig, når retten sejrer.
    De får lov at vade i de gudløses blod.
12 Da skal folk udbryde:
    „Ja, de gudfrygtige bliver belønnet til sidst.
        Der er en Gud, som sørger for retfærdighed på jorden.”

Notas al pie

  1. 58,10 Teksten er uklar.

Amplified Bible

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.”