"Greatly have they 1afflicted me 2from my youth"-- 3let Israel now say--
"Greatly have they 4afflicted me 5from my youth, 6yet they have not prevailed against me.
7The plowers plowed 8upon my back; they made long their furrows."
The LORD is righteous; he has cut 9the cords of the wicked.
May all who hate Zion be 10put to shame and turned backward!
Let them be like 11the grass on the housetops, which 12withers before it grows up,
with which the reaper does not fill his hand nor the binder of sheaves his arms,
nor do those who pass by say, 13"The blessing of the LORD be upon you! We 14bless you in the name of the LORD!"