|The Ancient Method of Reconciling Righteousness and Evil|
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|Before the thorns grow into a bramble, may He whirl them away alive in fury|
Psalms 58:10 (The Israel Bible™)
בְּטֶרֶם יָבִינוּ סִּירֹתֵיכֶם אָטָד כְּמוֹ־חַי כְּמוֹ־חָרוֹן יִשְׂעָרֶנּוּ
Hear the verse in Hebrew
b’-TE-rem ya-VEE-nu see-ro-tay-KHEM a-TAD k’-mo KHAI k’-MO kha-RON yis-a-RE-nu
Throughout his psalms, David struggles with the reality that righteous people sometimes suffer while the wicked thrive. Psalm 58 is directed at the wicked, chastising them for their corruption and deceit. David warns that Hashem will bring retribution upon them for their sins, and he invokes several metaphors from nature to express his sentiment. The wicked might prick like the boxthorn and seem invincible, but David tells them that before they mature into a large, strong bramble, God will hurl them away and destroy them.
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