There Is a God Who Judges on Earth
For the choir director. Al-tashheth. Of David. A Mikhtam.
Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods?
Do you judge with equity, O sons of men? 2
No, in heart you work unrighteousness;
On earth you prepare a path for the violence of your hands. 3
The wicked are estranged from the womb;
These who speak falsehood wander in error from birth. 4
They have venom like the venom of a serpent;
Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear, 5
So that it does not hear the voice of charmers,
Or a skillful caster of spells.
O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth;
Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Yahweh. 7
Let them flow away like water that runs off;
When he aims his arrows, let them be as headless shafts. 8
Let them be as a snail which melts away as it goes along,
Like the miscarriages of a woman which never behold the sun. 9
Before your pots can feel the fire of thorns
He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the living and the burning alike.
The righteous will be glad when he beholds the vengeance;
He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. 11
And men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
Surely there is a God who judges on earth!”