And call yee this to utter what is just,
You that of justice hold the sov'raign throne?
And call yee this to yeld, O sonnes of dust,
To wronged brethren ev'ry man his own?
Ps 58:1 (Si vere utique), as rendered by Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, 1561-1621, in The Sidney Psalter. The Psalms of Sir Philip Sydney and the Countess of Pembroke, ed. J. C. A. Rathmell (Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1963), 133 (133-134). Modernized version in Donald Davie, The new Oxford book of Christian verse (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981), 53 (53-54).