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Let them vanish like water that runs away;
    like grass let them be trodden down and wither.[a]
Let them be like the snail which dissolves into slime,
    like the untimely birth that never sees the sun.
Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns,
    whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 58:7 Cn: Heb uncertain

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