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Psalm 57

Unto the end: destroy not. A pillar inscription of David.

If ye do indeed speak righteousness, judge rightly, O ye sons of men.
Yea, in your heart ye work wickedness in the earth; your hands devise unrighteousness.
Sinners are estranged from the womb; they have gone astray even from the belly, they have spoken lies.
Their rage is like that of a serpent, like the asp that is deaf, and stoppeth her ears.
Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, nor heed the charm prepared skilfully by the wise.
God shall crush their teeth in their mouth; the Lord hath shattered the great teeth of the lions.
They shall come to nought as waters running down; He shall bend his bow until they be weakened.
Like wax that is melted, they shall be taken away; fire hath fallen upon them, and they have not seen the sun.
Before your thorns can know the briar, He shall swallow them up living in His wrath.
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his hands in the blood of the sinner.
And man shall say, If indeed there be fruit for the righteous, verily there is a God that judgeth them upon the earth.