Let them [a]melt like the waters, let them pass away; when he shooteth his arrows, let them be as broken.

Let them consume like a snail that melteth, and like the untimely fruit of a woman, that hath not seen the sun.

[b]As raw flesh before your pots feel the fire of thorns: so let them carry them away as with a whirlwind in his wrath.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 58:7 Considering God’s divine power, he showeth that God in a moment can destroy their force whereof they brag.
  2. Psalm 58:9 As flesh is taken raw out of the pot before the water seethe: so he desireth God to destroy their enterprises before they bring them to pass.

Let them vanish like water that flows away;(A)
    when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.(B)
May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,(C)
    like a stillborn child(D) that never sees the sun.

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

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Footnotes

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

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