1 Many times they have afflicted me from my youth up. Let Israel now say,
2 Many times they have afflicted me from my youth up, Yet they have not prevailed against me.
3 The plowers plowed on my back. They made their furrows long.
4 Yahweh is righteous. He has cut apart the cords of the wicked.
5 Let them be disappointed and turned backward, All those who hate Zion.
6 Let them be as the grass on the housetops, Which withers before it grows up;
7 With which the reaper doesn't fill his hand, Nor he who binds sheaves, his bosom.
8 Neither do those who go by say, "The blessing of Yahweh be on you. We bless you in the name of Yahweh." A Song of Ascents.