1 Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth up. Let Israel now say, 2 Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth up, yet they have not prevailed against me. 3 The plowers plowed upon my back. They made long their furrows. 4 LORD is righteous. He has cut apart the cords of the wicked.
5 Let them be put to shame and turned backward, all those who hate Zion. 6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withers before it grows up, 7 with which the reaper fills not his hand, nor he who binds sheaves, his bosom. 8 Neither do those who go by say, The blessing of LORD be upon you. We bless you in the name of LORD.