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May 15, 2005

Sunday Special: "Break Their Teeth, O God"

Judeo-Christian beliefs and values are under assault. The most hated countries on earth are Israel and America.

Israel is surrounded by the unholy creatures of Palestine whose sole aim is to murder every last Jew. Internally, the Israeli leadership vainly believes that they can buy peace by trading the land which God gave to them forever.

In America, the ACLU has gone ape attacking the religious foundation of our country, Planned Parenthood bulldozes it way toward its eugenic utopia and Hollywood packages all that is vile and obscene in alluring packages. All for the sake of a few bucks.

Before he was crowned king, David spent years hiding and avoiding the armies of King Saul. David was well acquainted with hardship and persecution. During those years he wrote many of the psalms. Most of my favorite psalms were written during that time. David did not want to personally harm Saul but he surely prayed for God to punish those who tormented him. Here is one such psalm, one which fits our time very well.

Psalm 58 (NIV)
For the director of music. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." Of David. A miktam .

Do you rulers indeed speak justly?
Do you judge uprightly among men?

No, in your heart you devise injustice,
and your hands mete out violence on the earth.

Even from birth the wicked go astray;
from the womb they are wayward and speak lies.

Their venom is like the venom of a snake,
like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,

that will not heed the tune of the charmer,
however skillful the enchanter may be.

Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
tear out, O LORD, the fangs of the lions!


Let them vanish like water that flows away;
when they draw the bow, let their arrows be blunted.

Like a slug melting away as it moves along,
like a stillborn child, may they not see the sun.

Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns --
whether they be green or dry--the wicked will be swept away.

The righteous will be glad when they are avenged,
when they bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.

Then men will say,
"Surely the righteous still are rewarded;
surely there is a God who judges the earth."

Here is another translation which I like because it makes David's wishes clear as to what he would like to see done to the wicked and unjust.

Psalm 58 (easyenglish.info)
(This is) for the music leader. He must use (the music called) Do Not Destroy. (It is) a miktam of David.

Do you rulers really say what is fair?
Do you say what is right when you judge people?

No! You do not! You think of evil in your heart.
Your hands weigh out cruelty to the land.

Wicked people are bad from their birth.
From the womb, they start doing wrong and saying lies.

Their poison is like the poison of a snake.
They close their ears like a deaf cobra.

It does not hear the voice of the charmer, however well he charms!

God, break their teeth in their mouths!
LORD, destroy the teeth of those lions
!

May they:
become weak and flow away like water
be like grass that dies after people walk on it
be like an abortion that people forget
be like a child born dead that does not see the sun.


Before their pots can feel (the heat of burning) wood
I want God to blow them away, like the wind would in a bad storm.

Righteous people will be very happy when (God) punishes (the wicked).
They will wash their feet in the blood of the wicked!

People will say, "There is a reward for the righteous.
There is a God that judges what happens on earth".


Hat Tip: Sue Bob's Diary.