"aManytimes they have b1persecuted me from my 2youth up," 3Let Israelnowsay,
"cManytimes they have dpersecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have 4not prevailed against me.
"The plowersplowed upon my back; They lengthened their furrows."
The LORD5is righteous; He has cut in two the 6cords of the wicked.
May all who 7hateZion Be 8put to shame and turnedbackward;
Let them be like 9grass upon the housetops, Whichwithersbefore it egrows up;
With which the reaper does not fill his fhand, Or the binder of sheaves his 10bosom;
8Nor do those who pass by say, "The 11blessing of the LORD be upon you; We bless you in the name of the LORD."