Psalm 58 Not used
Counselors, leaders, pronounce just verdicts, * govern men with justice.
But no, you act with a malicious heart, * you lawlessly juggle decisions as you please.
The wicked are hateful from the womb, * from birth liars are wayward.
Their venom is like that of a serpent, * they are like an adder that stops its ear,
that will not hear the voice of charmers, * or of skilled enchanters.
God, rip their teeth from their mouths, * knock out the fangs of the young lions, Yahweh.
Let them flow off like fast running water, * let him shoot his arrows without vigor.
Like someone wasted by AIDS, may he pass on. * Like a woman’s miscarriage, may they not see the sun.
Before their thorns grow sharp (?), * with blazing fury, sweep them away.
The just man will rejoice when he sees his victory, * he will wash from his feet the blood of the wicked.
And people will say: “To be just is worthwhile. * Yes there is a God who governs the earth.”