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Let them run away like water that runs off.
When he bends the bow, let his arrows be as though they were cut off.[a]
Let them be like a snail that melts away as it goes;
like the stillborn of woman that do not see the sun.
Before your pots can feel the heat of a thornbush,
whether green or dry,[b] he will sweep it away.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 58:7 Or “as though they were withered stalks
  2. Psalm 58:9 Literally “burning”
  3. Psalm 58:9 The Hebrew of this verse is difficult to interpret

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