Psalm 58: a cry of the righteous to God
Psalm 58 is a cry of the righteous to God, he calls for mercy and divine justice against the violent who insist on pursuing their mistakes. The righteous know that God’s reward is certain and that the wicked will be played by Him.
The strong words of Psalm 58
1Do you rulers indeed speak justly?
Do you judge people with equity?
2 No, in your heart you devise injustice,
and your hands mete out violence on the earth.
3 Even from birth the wicked go astray;
from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.
4 Their venom is like the venom of a snake,
like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,
5 that will not heed the tune of the charmer,
however skillful the enchanter may be.
6 Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
Lord, tear out the fangs of those lions!
7 Let them vanish like water that flows away;
when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.
8 May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,
like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.
9 Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns—
whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.
10 The righteous will be glad when they are avenged,
when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Then people will say,
“Surely the righteous still are rewarded;
surely there is a God who judges the earth.”
(Psalm 58: 1-11)
Interpretation of Psalm 58
Our team has prepared a detailed interpretation of Psalm 58 so that you better understand the psalmist’s cry:
Verses 1 to 5
In these verses is highlighted the behavior of the impious, his misconduct on earth and his attitude that displeases God. The Lord wants us all and wants us to follow His will, loving all and practicing His precepts. In this psalm, David highlights the behavior of the wicked from birth.
Verses 6 to 11
The psalmist cries out to God for His justice and His mercy, he knows that when God acts, He will be with His truth and will live up to His name. It is a cry of trust.
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