Authorized (King James) Version
7 Let them melt away as waters which run continually:
when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away:
like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
9 Before your pots can feel the thorns,
he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.
New International Version
7 Let them vanish like water that flows away;(A)
when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.(B)
8 May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,(C)
like a stillborn child(D) that never sees the sun.
- Psalm 58:9 The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.