1 »Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up,« Let Israel now say:
2 »Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up. Yet they have not prevailed against me.
3 »The plowers plowed upon my back. They lengthened their furrows.«
4 »Jehovah is righteous. He has cut to pieces the cords of the wicked.
5 May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward.
6 Let them be like grass upon the housetops. It withers before it grows up.
7 The reaper does not fill his hand with it, or the binder of sheaves his bosom.
8 Nor do those who pass by say: »The blessing of Jehovah be upon you! We bless you in the name of Jehovah.«