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Bay Psalm Book: Psalm 58

To the chief musician, Altaschith, michtam of David.

1 Doe ye o congregation,

indeed speak righteousness?

and o ye sons of earthly men,

do ye judge uprightness?

2 Yea you in heart will working be


and in the land you will weigh out

your hands violentness.

3 The wicked are estranged from

the womb, they go astray

as soon as ever they are borne;

uttering lies are they.

4 Their poison’s like serpents poison:

they like deaf Asp, her ear

5 that stops. Though Charmer wisely charm,

his voice she will not hear.

6 Within their mouth do thou their teeth

break out, o God most strong,

do thou Jehovah, the great teeth

break of the lions young.

7 As waters let them melt away,

that run continually:

and when he bends his shafts, let them

as cut asunder be.

8 Like to a snail that melts, so let

each of the pass away;

like to a woman’s untimely birth

see Sun that never they may.

9 Before your pots can feel the thorns,

take them away shall he,

as with a whirlwind both living,

and in his jealousy.

10 The righteous will rejoice when as

the vengeance he doth see:

his feet wash shall he in the blood

of them that wicked be.

11 So that a man shall say, surely

for righteous there is fruit:

sure there’s a God that in the earth

judgment doth execute.