Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
7 Let them melt away as water which runs on apace; when he aims his arrows, let them be as if they were headless or split apart.
8 Let them be as a snail dissolving slime as it passes on or as a festering sore which wastes away, like [the child to which] a woman gives untimely birth that has not seen the sun.
9 Before your pots can feel the thorns [that are placed under them for fuel], He will take them away as with a whirlwind, the green and the burning ones alike.Read full chapter
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.