A Song of Ascents
1 Many times they have afflicted me from my youth, let Israel now say:
2 Many times they have afflicted me from my youth; yet they have not prevailed against
3 The plowers plowed upon my back; they made their furrows long.
4 Jehovah is righteous; He has cut off the cords of the wicked.
5 Let all those who hate Zion be put to shame and driven back.
6 Let them be as the grass on the housetops, which is dried up before it shoots forth,
7 from which the reaper does not fill his hand, nor he who binds sheaves, his bosom.
8 Neither let those who pass by them say, The blessing of Jehovah be upon you; we bless you in the name of Jehovah.