Are your minds set upon righteousness, O ye congregation? and do ye judge the thing that is right, O ye sons of men? Yea, ye imagine mischief in your heart upon the earth, and your hands deal with wickedness.
The ungodly are froward, even from their mother’s
as soon as they are born, they go astray, and speak lies.
They are as venomous as the poison of a serpent, even like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ears, which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely.
Break their teeth, O God, in their mouths;
smite the jawbones of the lions, O Lord.
Let them fall away like water that
and when they shoot their arrows, let them be rooted out.
Let them consume away like a snail, and be like
the untimely fruit of a woman;
and let them not see the sun.
Or ever your pots be made hot with thorns, so let indignation vex him, even as a thing that is raw.
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance;
he shall wash his footsteps in the blood of the ungodly.
that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous;
doubtless there is a God that judgeth the earth.