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A priest's prayer for power to punish wrong-doers

1This Thunderbolt shall take its fill of Order, scare life away and
   overthrow the kingdom.
  Tear necks in pieces. rend napes asunder, even as the Lord of
  Might the neck of Vritra.
2Down, down beneath the conquerors, let him not rise, concealed
   in earth, but lie down-smitten with the bolt.
3Seek out the fierce oppressor, yea, strike only the oppressor
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  Down on the fierce oppressor's head strike at full length, O

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