A Song of degrees.
1Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel of God] 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-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] [is] righteous: he has cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
5Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Tziyon [Parched Place].
6Let them be as the grass [upon] the housetops, which withers afore it grows up:
7Wherewith the mower fills not his hand; nor he that binds sheaves his bosom.
8Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] [be] upon you: we bless you in the name of the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate].