"MANY a time they have a afflicted 1 me from b my youth,"
c Let Israel now say - 2 "Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth;
Yet they have not prevailed against me. 3 The plowers plowed on my back;
They made their furrows long." 4 The LORD is righteous;
He has cut in pieces the cords of the wicked. 5 Let all those who hate Zion
Be put to shame and turned back. 6 Let them be as the d grass on the housetops,
Which withers before it grows up, 7 With which the reaper does not fill his hand,
Nor he who binds sheaves, his 2 arms. 8 Neither let those who pass by them say,
e "The blessing of the LORD be upon you;
We bless you in the name of the LORD!"