“To the chief musician Al-tashcheth, by David, a Michtham.” (58:2) Do you indeed, who are dumb, speak righteously? do ye judge in uprightness, O ye sons of men? (58:3) Even in [your] heart ye work injustice: on the earth do ye weigh out the violence of your hands. (58:4) The wicked are estranged [from goodness] from the womb: those who speak lies go astray from their very birth. (58:5) They have poison like the poison of a serpent: [they are] like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; (58:6) Which will not hearken to the voice of conjurers, yea, that of the wisest of all charmers. (58:7) O God, break out their teeth in their mouth: the jaw-teeth of the young lions tear thou out, O Lord. (58:8) Let them melt away as water [which] runneth off: when each one bendeth [his bow to shoot] his arrows, let them be as if cut in pieces. (58:9) As a snail which melteth, let him pass away; like the untimely birth of a woman which hath not seen the sun. (58:10) Before your pots can feel the thorns, will he take them away with a whirlwind, both the green and the burning. 10 (58:11) The righteous will rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he will bathe his steps in the blood of the wicked. 11 (58:12) So that a man shall say, Verily fruit will come for the righteous: verily there is a God that judgeth on the earth.