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A Song of Ascents.
1“Often they have afflicted me from my youth,”
may Israel now say,
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 “often they have afflicted me from my youth,
yet they have not prevailed againstme.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 The plowmen plowed upon my back;
they made their furrows long.”
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 The Lord is righteous;
He has cut the cords of the wicked.
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 Let all those be shamed
and turned back who hate Zion.
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 Let them be as the grass on the housetops,
which withers before it even grows,
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 where the reaper is unable to fill his hand,
or he who binds sheaves, his arms.
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 Neither do they who pass by say,
“The blessing of the Lord be upon you;
we bless you in the name of the Lord!”