King James Version

Psalm 58

1Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.

The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;

Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.

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

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.

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.

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 the wicked.

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.

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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».