David reproveth wicked judges,
Psalms 58:1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title. If in very deed ye speak justice: judge right things, ye sons of men. Psalms 58:2 For in your heart you work iniquity: your hands forge injustice in the earth.
describeth the nature of the wicked,
Psalms 58:3 The wicked are alienated from the womb; they have gone astray from the womb: they have spoken false things. Psalms 58:4 Their madness is according to the likeness of a serpent: like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ears: Psalms 58:5 Which will not hear the voice of the charmers; nor of the wizard that charmeth wisely.
devoteth them to God's judgments,
Psalms 58:6 God shall break in pieces their teeth in their mouth: the Lord shall break the grinders of the lions. Psalms 58:7 They shall come to nothing, like water running down; he hath bent his bow till they be weakened. Psalms 58:8 Like wax that melteth they shall be taken away: fire hath fallen on them, and they shall not see the sun. Psalms 58:9 Before your thorns could know the brier; he swalloweth them up, as alive, in his wrath.
whereat the righteous shall rejoice.
Psalms 58:10 The just shall rejoice when he shall see the revenge: he shall wash his hands in the blood of the sinner. Psalms 58:11 And man shall say: If indeed there be fruit to the just: there is indeed a God that judgeth them on the earth.