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1How is it that by remaining silent you can speak righteously? How can you judge people fairly?
2As a matter of fact, in your heart you plan iniquities! In the land your hands are violent!
3The wicked go astray from the womb; they go astray, telling lies even from birth.
4Their venom is like a poisonous snake; even like a deaf serpent that shuts its ears,
5refusing to hear the voice of the snake charmer, the cunning enchanter.
6God, shatter their teeth in their mouths; LORD, break the fangs of the young lions!
7May they flow away like rain water that runs off, may they become like someone who shoots broken arrows.
8May they be like a snail that dries up as it crawls; like a woman's stillborn baby, who never saw the sun.
9Before your clay pots are placed on a fire of burning thorns— whether green or ablaze— wrath will sweep them away like a storm.
10The righteous person will rejoice when he sees your vengeance; when he washes his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11A person will say, "Certainly, the righteous are rewarded; certainly there is a God who judges the earth."