They will vanish like water that flows by;
they will aim their useless arrows.[a][b](A)
Like a slug that moves along in slime,
like a woman’s miscarried child,
they will not see the sun.(B)

Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns—
whether green or burning—
He will sweep them away.[c](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 58:7 Or their arrows as if they were circumcised; Hb obscure
  2. Psalm 58:7 Or they wither like trampled grass
  3. Psalm 58:9 Or thorns, He will sweep it away, whether raw or cooking, or thorns, He will sweep him away alive in fury