PSALMS 58:10 is this morbid? please explain this verse from the bible?

the righteous shall rejoice when he sees vengeance, he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. psalms 58:10

9 Answers

  • Mr. E
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Best Answer

    Read the entire chapter along with chapter 59. David is describing what the wicked are doing to the righteous on earth and in the verse you quoted David is asking God to take vengeance against them for the wicked things they do.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    This verse is actually showing the emotional joy when the wicked lose. Remember that the word wicked does not describe an attitude but it describes activity or actions. If you were in a village and Islamic Jihad militants attacked your village to rape rob murder and take your children as slaves. These are what the Bible describes as wicked people, no matter what the koran says. Then say there were some guys in the village that had prepared for this and learned how to shoot straight and fast and they killed the two thousand attacking Jihad warriors. The normal people would rejoice as the Psalm 58 says. They would probably walk through the attackers and get blood on their feet. The Liberals of course would be angry and say it is better (for Christians) to die than to offend Islam although those same liberals delight in offending Christians as much as possible.

    Source(s): I bet you thought you found a valid reason to hate the Bible
  • Danny
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Righteous.-- Here a judicial term for those who are in the right but who have been wronged.

    When they are avenged.-- When the wrongs committed against them are redressed.

    Bathe their feet in the blood. -- Vivid imagery borrowed from the literary conventions of the ancient Near East (see 68:23). Its origin is the exaggerated language of triumphant reports of victory of the battlefield.

    Bathe their feet. -- a metaphor for entering into victory.

    This is called an imprecatory psalm. Its is a cry for justice so intense that it seems, at first glance, to be a call for revenge.

    The Old testament is filled with reference to justice, and it is a key topic in the psalms. Unfortunately, many judges and rulers in ancient times took justice into their own hands. They have complete authority with no accountability and the power to make their own laws. When earth's judges are corrupt, there is little hope of justice in this life. But God loves justice, and those who obey Him will experience perfect justice in eternity.

  • Tiny
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    It's saying that when Jehovah God brings vengeance upon the wicked it will be a relief to the righteous ones who have trusted in God. They will rejoice in knowing that there exist a true God that is judging the earth and that it will finally mean peace for them on earth.

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  • 9 years ago

    This does seem morbid to us who have lived such a cush life. We haven't had to live a life and death existence where war is a everyday fact of life like so many people in history. Many millions of people have suffered unjustly and have cried to God for salvation from their oppressors. This vengeance here is the righteous "karma" visited on the oppressors that the oppressed had waited for God to deliver and to wash their feet I think means "and consider them having gotten what they had coming".

  • 9 years ago

    Not at all. I will explain why. When Hitler was finally found dead smoldering in a pile of crispy burnt flesh was the world upset that he was gone? Satan and his Demons and all those 'Little Hitlers' running around on the earth right now are the cause of everything bad in the world. So why view Christ return to stamp out evil once and for all as morbid? Make no mistake about it, Jesus is very upset with Satan! Satan is the father of lies, full of pride, roaming around constantly looking for anyone he can devour. That includes you! He is the great accuser, and the most cunning of all of God's creatures. He is the master of deception. He would love for you to believe that God is to blame for all this worlds misery, but in truth he is. So before you are so quick to hop on let's pick at God wagon, better realize who is really responsible.

  • 9 years ago

    If you go up to verse 2, you will see that, not only was David not justifying getting revenge himself, but was waiting for God to take vengeance in his own way, giving the wicked only what they were already dishing out.

    Best regards,


    Source(s): context
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    This verse is talking about where the psalmist is looking foreward to the day wen there will be a total defeat of evil & wickedness

    Source(s): Niv commentary & the bible
  • 9 years ago

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