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1Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:2Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth; yet they have not prevailed against me.3The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.4The Lord is righteous; he has cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
5All those that hate Zion shall all be confounded and turned back.6They shall be as the grass upon the housetops, which withers before it grows up,7with which the reaper does not fill his hand nor he that binds sheaves his bosom.8Neither did those who go by say, The blessing of the Lord be upon you; we bless you in the name of the Lord.