David reproveth wicked judges,
Psalms 58:1 To the Overseer.'Destroy not.'A secret treasure, by David. Is it true, O dumb one, righteously ye speak? Uprightly ye judge, O sons of men? Psalms 58:2 Even in heart ye work iniquities, In the land the violence of your hands ye ponder.
describeth the nature of the wicked,
Psalms 58:3 The wicked have been estranged from the womb, They have erred from the belly, speaking lies. Psalms 58:4 Their poison [is] as poison of a serpent, As a deaf asp shutting its ear, Psalms 58:5 Which hearkeneth not to the voice of whisperers, A charmer of charms most skilful.
devoteth them to God's judgments,
Psalms 58:6 O God, break their teeth in their mouth, The jaw-teeth of young lions break down, O Jehovah. Psalms 58:7 They are melted as waters, They go up and down for themselves, His arrow proceedeth as they cut themselves off. Psalms 58:8 As a snail that melteth he goeth on, [As] an untimely birth of a woman, They have not seen the sun. Psalms 58:9 Before your pots discern the bramble, As well the raw as the heated He whirleth away.
whereat the righteous shall rejoice.
Psalms 58:10 The righteous rejoiceth that he hath seen vengeance, His steps he washeth in the blood of the wicked. Psalms 58:11 And man saith: 'Surely fruit [is] for the righteous: Surely there is a God judging in the earth!'