They have greatly oppressed1 me from my youth2-- let Israel say3--
they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory4 over me.
Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
But the LORD is righteous;5 he has cut me free6 from the cords of the wicked.75
May all who hate Zion8 be turned back in shame.96
May they be like grass on the roof,10 which withers11 before it can grow;
with it the reaper cannot fill his hands,12 nor the one who gathers fill his arms.
May those who pass by not say, "The blessing of the LORD be upon you; we bless you13 in the name of the LORD."