31:17 O Lord, do not let me be humiliated,
for I call out to you!
May evil men be humiliated!
May they go wailing to the grave! 1
31:18 May lying lips be silenced –
lips 2 that speak defiantly against the innocent 3
with arrogance and contempt!
1 tn The verb יִדְּמוּ (yiddÿmu) is understood as a form of דָּמַם (damam, “wail, lament”). Another option is to take the verb from דָּמַם (“be quiet”; see BDB 198-99 s.v. I דָּמַם), in which case one might translate, “May they lie silent in the grave.”
2 tn Heb “the [ones which].”
3 tn Or “godly.”