"They have greatly oppressed1 me from my youth,"2 let Israel say;32
"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;
reapers cannot fill their hands with it,12 nor those who gather fill their arms.
May those who pass by not say to them, "The blessing of the LORD be on you; we bless you13 in the name of the LORD."