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God Really Judges

Psalm 58

For the music director: “Do Not Destroy,” a Michtam of David.
Do you really speak of justice, O “gods”?
Do you judge with fairness, sons of man?
No, in heart you devise injustice.
Your hands weigh out violence on earth.

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Psalm 58[a]

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.[b]

Do you rulers indeed speak justly?(A)
    Do you judge people with equity?
No, in your heart you devise injustice,(B)
    and your hands mete out violence on the earth.(C)

Even from birth the wicked go astray;
    from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 58:1 In Hebrew texts 58:1-11 is numbered 58:2-12.
  2. Psalm 58:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term

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