<> Many times have they afflicted me from my youth up. Let Israel now say,
Many times have they afflicted me from my youth up, Yet they have not prevailed against me.
The plowers plowed on my back. They made their furrows long.
Yahweh is righteous. He has cut apart the cords of the wicked.
Let them be put to shame and turned backward, All those who hate Zion.
Let them be as the grass on the housetops, Which withers before it grows up;