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

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

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Footnotes

  1. 58:7 Hb obscure
  2. 58:9 Or thorns, he will sweep it away, whether raw or cooking

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