¶ To the Chanter Destroy not Michtam of DavidIf your minds be upon righteousness in deed, then judge the thing that is right, O ye sons of men. But ye imagine mischief in your hearts, and your hands deal with wickedness. The ungodly are froward, even from their mother's womb: as soon as they be born, they go astray and speak lies. They are as furious as the serpent, even like the deaf Adder that stoppeth her ears. That she should not hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely.
¶ Break their teeth (O God) in their mouths, smite the chaft bones of the lions' whelps in sonder, O LORD. That they may fall away, like water that runneth a pace: and that when they shoot their arrows, they may be broken. Let them consume away like a snail, and like the untimely fruit of a woman, and let them not see the sunne. Or ever your thorns be sharp, that wrath shall take them away quick, like a stormy wind. The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance, and shall wash his feet in the blood of the ungodly. So that men shall say, verily there is a reward for the righteous: doubtless, there is a God that judgeth the earth.