New American Bible (Revised Edition)
7 O God, smash the teeth in their mouths;
break the fangs of these lions, Lord!(A)
8 Make them vanish like water flowing away;(B)
trodden down, let them wither like grass.(C)
9 Let them dissolve like a snail that oozes away,[a]
like an untimely birth that never sees the sun.(D)
- 58:9 A snail that oozes away: empty shells suggested to ancients that snails melted away as they left a slimy trail.