Psalm 58. Si vere utique.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Eleventh Day - Morning Prayer.
- ARE your minds set upon righteousness, O ye congregation? *
and do ye judge the thing that is right, O ye sons of men?
- Yea, ye imagine mischief in your heart upon the earth, *
and your hands deal with wickedness.
- The ungodly are froward, even from their mother's womb; *
as soon as they are born, they go astray, and speak lies.
- They are as venomous as the poison of a serpent, *
even like the deaf adder, that stoppeth her ears;
- Which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer, *
charm he never so wisely.
- Break their teeth, O God, in their mouths; *
smite the jawbones of the lions, O Lord.
- Let them fall away like water that runneth apace; *
when they shoot their arrows, let them be rooted out.
- Let them consume away like a snail, and be like the untimely fruit of a woman; *
and let them not see the sun.
- Or ever your pots be made hot with thorns, *
he shall take them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike.
- The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; *
he shall wash his footsteps in the blood of the ungodly.
- So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous; *
doubtless there is a God that judgeth the earth.
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