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May they disappear like water down a drain.
    May they be crushed like weeds on a path.[a]
May they be like snails melting away as they move.
    May they be like a baby born dead, who never saw the light of day.
May they be destroyed suddenly,
    like the thorns that are burned to quickly heat a pot.

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  1. Psalm 58:7 Or “May he shoot his arrows, cutting them down as if they were withering grass.”

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