Let them (A)vanish like water that runs away;
    when he (B)aims his arrows, let them be blunted.
Let them be like the snail (C)that dissolves into slime,
    like (D)the stillborn child who never sees the sun.
Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of (E)thorns,
    whether green or ablaze, may he (F)sweep them away![a]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 58:9 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain

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