¶ DO you indeed speak righteousness.
O congregation?
do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?
Behold you all speak evil on earth, and your hands are soiled with injustice.
The wicked are known from the womb;
they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
Their poison is like the poison of a serpent;
they are like the deaf adder that stops its ear,
And will not listen to the voice of the whisperer, neither to the charmer nor to the wise.
Break their teeth in their mouths, O God;
pull out the fangs of the lions, O LORD.
Let them be rejected as water which is contaminated;
let God shoot his arrows until the wicked are destroyed.
Like the wax that melts, and drips before the fire, let them be destroyed: fire has fallen from heaven and they did not see;
the light of truth has been given and they did not understand.
Let their thorns be increased, and fear of wrath shake them violently.
The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance: he shall wash his hands in the blood of the wicked,
So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous;
verily there is a God that judges in the earth.