21 Surely such is the dwelling(A) of an evil man;(B)
    such is the place(C) of one who does not know God.”(D)

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18 How often are they like straw before the wind,
    like chaff(A) swept away(B) by a gale?(C)

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21 The east wind(A) carries him off, and he is gone;(B)
    it sweeps him out of his place.(C)

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23 It claps its hands(A) in derision
    and hisses him out of his place.”(B)

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Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns(A)
    whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 58:9 The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.
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17 Like a wind(A) from the east,
    I will scatter them before their enemies;
I will show them my back and not my face(B)
    in the day of their disaster.”

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I will devastate this city and make it an object of horror and scorn;(A) all who pass by will be appalled(B) and will scoff because of all its wounds.(C)

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