Let them flow away like water that runs off;
When he aims his arrows, let them be as headless shafts.
Let them be as a snail which melts away (secretes slime) as it goes along,
Like the miscarriage of a woman which never sees the sun.
Before your cooking pots can feel the fire of thorns [burning under them as fuel],
He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning ones alike.
New International Version
7 Let them vanish like water that flows away;(A)
when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.(B)
8 May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,(C)
like a stillborn child(D) that never sees the sun.
- Psalm 58:9 The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.