To the director; set to “Do Not Bring to Ruin.” Of David. Mikʹtam.*
Can you judge in uprightness, you sons of men?+
5 It will not listen to the voice of charmers,
No matter how skillful their spells.
6 O God, knock the teeth out of their mouth!
Break the jaws of these lions,* O Jehovah!
7 May they disappear like waters that drain away.
May He bend his bow and make them fall by his arrows.
8 May they be like a snail that melts away as it moves along;
Like a woman’s stillborn child who never sees the sun.
9 Before your cooking pots feel the heat of the bramble,
He will sweep away both the moist and the burning twig, as in a storm wind.+
His feet will be drenched with the blood of the wicked.+
There is indeed a God who judges in the earth.”+