1 Many a time, have they harassed me from my youth, well may Israel say:
2 Many a time, have they harassed me from youth, yet have they not prevailed against me.
3 Upon my back, have ploughmen ploughed, They have lengthened their furrow!
4 Yahweh, is righteous, He hath cut asunder the cords of the lawless.
5 Let all who hate Zion, be ashamed and shrink back:
6 Let them become like the grass of housetops, which, before it is pulled up, hath withered;
7 Wherewith no reaper, hath filled his hand, nor binder, his bosom:
8 Neither have the passers-by ever said, The blessing of Yahweh, be unto you,We have blessed you in the Name of Yahweh.