The Daily Office

according to the Book of Common Prayer, 2019
Anglican Church in North America


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Psalm 58

Si vere utique

1 Do you indeed decree righteousness, O you rulers,*

and do you judge uprightly, O children of men?

2 No, you devise evil in your heart,*

and on the earth your hands deal out violence.

3 The ungodly err even from their mother's womb;*

as soon as they are born, they go astray and speak lies.

4 They are as venomous as the poison of a serpent,*

even like the deaf adder that stops its ears,

5 Which refuses to hear the voice of the charmer,*

no matter how skillful his charming.

6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouths;*

smite the jawbones of the ungodly.

7 Let them fall away like water that runs off;*

let them wither like the grass that is trodden underfoot.

8 Let them melt away like a snail,*

and be like a stillborn child that does not see the sun.

9 Before they bear fruit, let them be cut off like a briar;*

let them be like thorns and weeds that are swept away.

10 The righteous shall rejoice when they see the vengeance;*

they shall wash their feet in the blood of the ungodly.

11 So that people shall say, "Truly, there is a reward for the righteous;*

surely, there is a God who judges the earth."

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