58:1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David; Michtam.
58:2 Do ye indeed speak as a righteous company? Do ye judge with equity the sons of men?
58:3 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh out in the earth the violence of your hands.
58:4 The wicked are estranged from the womb; the speakers of lies go astray as soon as they are born.
58:5 Their venom is like the venom of a serpent; they are like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ear;
58:6 Which hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers, or of the most cunning binder of spells.
58:7 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth; break out the cheek-teeth of the young lions, O the Lord.
58:8 Let them melt away as water that runneth apace; when he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.
58:9 Let them be as a snail which melteth and passeth away; like the untimely births of a woman, that have not seen the sun.
58:10 Before your pots can feel the thorns, He will sweep it away with a whirlwind, the raw and the burning alike.
58:11 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
58:12 And men shall say: 'Verily there is a reward for the righteous; verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.'
lamnatsêach 'al-tashchêth ledhâvidh mikhtâm
58:1 lamnatsêach 'al-tashchêth ledhâvidh mikhtâm
58:2 ha'umnâm 'êlemtsedheq tedhabbêrun mêyshâriym tishpethu benêy 'âdhâm
58:3 'aph-belêbh `olothtiph`âlun bâ'ârets chamas yedhêykhem tephallêsun
58:4 zoru reshâ`iymmêrâchem tâ`u mibbethen dobherêy khâzâbh
58:5 chamath-lâmo kidhmuthchamath-nâchâsh kemo-phethen chêrêsh ya'thêm 'âzeno
58:6 'asher lo'-yishma`leqol melachashiym chobhêr chabhâriym mechukkâm
58:7 'elohiym harâs-shinnêymo bephiymo malte`oth kephiyriym nethots Adonay
58:8 yimmâ'asu khemo-mayim yithhallekhu-lâmo yidhrokh chitso [chitsâyv]kemo yithmolâlu
58:9 kemo shabbelul temes yahalokh nêphel 'êsheth bal-châzushâmesh
58:10 betherem yâbhiynu siyrothêykhem 'âthâdh kemo-chay kemo-châron yis`ârennu
58:11 yismach tsaddiyq kiy-châzâh nâqâm pe`âmâyvyirchats bedham hârâshâ`
58:12 veyo'mar 'âdhâm 'akh-periy latsaddiyq 'akhyêsh-'elohiym shophethiym bâ'ârets.
version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.
The text is in the public domain.
Source for English: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jps/psa.htm
Source for transliteration: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/tv/psa.htm
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