Si vere utique.

Are your minds set upon righteousness, O ye | congregation?

* and do ye judge the thing that is right, | O ye sons of men?

2 Yea, ye imagine mischief in your heart up- | -on the earth,

* and your | hands deal with wickedness.

3 The ungodly are froward, even from their | mother's womb;

* as soon as they are born, they go a- | -stray, and speak lies.

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

* even like the deaf | adder•, that •stoppeth• her ears;

5 Which refuseth to hear the voice | of the charmer,

* charm he | never so wisely.

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

* smite the jaw-bones of the | lions, O LORD.

7 Let them fall away like water that | runneth• apace;

* when they shoot their arrows, | let them• be rooted out.

8 Let them consume away like a snail, and be like the untimely fruit | of a woman;

* and | let them• not see the sun.

9 Or ever your pots be made | hot with thorns,

* he shall take them away with a whirlwind, the green | and the •burning• alike.

10 The righteous shall rejoice when he | seeth• the vengeance;

* he shall wash his footsteps in the | blood of the ungodly.

11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward | for the righteous;

* doubtless there is a | God that •judgeth• the earth.

Glory be to the Father, and | to the Son,

* and | to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ever shall be,

* world without | end.  Amen.