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Let them vanish like water that flows away.
When he draws his bow, let his arrows be cut off.[a]
As a slug melts away as it crawls along, so let him disappear.
Like a stillborn child may they not see the sun.
Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns—
whether the thorns are green or dry—they will be swept away.[b]

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  1. Psalm 58:7 The text and its meaning are uncertain. Literally it seems to read: he treads his arrows like they are cut off/dry up.
  2. Psalm 58:9 The meaning is uncertain. Literally it seems to read: like living, like burning anger he will sweep it away.