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May they disappear like water into thirsty ground.
    Make their weapons useless in their hands.[a]
May they be like snails that dissolve into slime,
    like a stillborn child who will never see the sun.
God will sweep them away, both young and old,
    faster than a pot heats over burning thorns.

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Footnotes

  1. 58:7 Or Let them be trodden down and wither like grass. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.

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