New International Reader's Version

Psalm 58

Psalm 58

For the director of music. A miktam of David to the tune of “Do Not Destroy.”

Are you rulers really fair when you speak?
    Do you judge people honestly?
No, in your hearts you plan to be unfair.
    With your hands you do terrible things on the earth.
Even from birth those who are evil go down the wrong path.
    From the day they are born they go the wrong way and spread lies.
Their words are like the poison of a snake.
    They are like the poison of a cobra that has covered up its ears.
It won’t listen to a snake charmer’s tune,
    even if the charmer plays very well.

God, break the teeth in the mouths of those sinners!
    Lord, tear out the sharp teeth of those lions!
Let those people disappear like water that flows away.
    When they draw their bows, let their arrows fall short of the target.
Let them be like a slug that melts away as it moves along.
    Let them be like a baby that is born dead and never sees the sun.

Evil people will be swept away before burning thorns can heat a pot.
    And it doesn’t matter if the thorns are green or dry.
10 Godly people will be glad when those who have hurt them are paid back.
    They will dip their feet in the blood of those who do evil.
11 Then people will say,
    “The godly will get their reward.
    There really is a God who judges 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».