Prayer for the Overthrow of Zion's Enemies.

1 "Many times they have 1persecuted me from my 2youth up," 3Let Israel now say,
2 "Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have 4not prevailed against me.
3 "The plowers plowed upon my back; They lengthened their furrows."
4 The LORD 5is righteous; He has cut in two the 6cords of the wicked.
5 May all who 7hate Zion Be 8put to shame and turned backward;
6 Let them be like 9grass upon the housetops, Which withers before it grows up;
7 With which the reaper does not fill his hand, Or the binder of sheaves his 10bosom;
8 Nor do those who pass by say, "The 11blessing of the LORD be upon you; We bless you in the name of the LORD."