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