Prayer for the Punishment of the Wicked.
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David.
1Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods?
2No, in heart you work unrighteousness;
3The wicked are estranged from the womb;
4They have venom like the venom of a serpent;
5So that it does not hear the voice of charmers,
6O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth;
7Let them flow away like water that runs off;
8Let them be as a snail which melts away as it goes along,
9Before your pots can feel the fire of thorns,
10The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
11And men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous;