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PSALMS

5Their venom is like the venom of a serpent;
They are like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ear;
6Which hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers,
Or of the most cunning binder of spells.
 
7Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth;
Break out the cheek-teeth of the young lions, O Lord.
8Let them melt away as water that runneth apace;
When he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.
9Let them be as a snail which melteth and passeth away;
Like the untimely births of a woman, that have not seen the sun.
10Before your pots can feel the thorns,
He will sweep it away with a whirlwind, the raw and the burning alike.
 
11The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance;
He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
12And men shall say: 'Verily there is a reward for the righteous;
Verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.'


59 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.


2Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God;
Set me on high from them that rise up against me.
3Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,
And save me from the men of blood.
4For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul;
The impudent gather themselves together against me;
Not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Lord.
5Without my fault, they run and prepare themselves;
Awake Thou to help me, and behold.
6Thou therefore, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Arouse Thyself to punish all the nations;
Show no mercy to any iniquitous traitors. Selah
 
7They return at evening, they howl like a dog,
And go round about the city.
8Behold, they belch out with their mouth;
Swords are in their lips:
'For who doth hear?'
9But Thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them;
Thou shalt have all the nations in derision.
10Because of his strength, I will wait for Thee;
For God is my high tower.
 
11The God of my mercy will come to meet me;
God will let me gaze upon mine adversaries.
12Slay them not, lest my people forget,
Make them wander to and fro by Thy power, and bring them down,
O Lord our shield.
13For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips,
Let them even be taken in their pride,
And for cursing and lying which they speak.

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