58 Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?2
your hands jdeal out violence on earth.
3 The wicked are kestranged from the womb;
4 lThey have venom like the venom of a serpent,
5 so that it mdoes not hear the voice of charmers
6 O God, nbreak the teeth in their mouths;
7 Let them ovanish like water that runs away;
when he paims his arrows, let them be blunted.
8 Let them be like the snail othat dissolves into slime,
like qthe stillborn child who never sees the sun.
9 Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of rthorns,
10 tThe righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
he will ubathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Mankind will say, “Surely there is va reward for the righteous;
surely there is a God who wjudges on earth.”