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Haters Won’t Prevail
1A Song of Ascents. “How many times they have been hostile to me, even from my youth” —let Israel now say—
2“How greatly they have been hostile to me, even from my youth. Yet they have not prevailed against me.
3Plowmen plowed on my back— they made their furrows long!”
4Adonai is righteous— He has cut the ropes of the wicked.
5May all who hate Zion be driven back in disgrace.
6Let them be like grass on the roofs, which withers before it springs up—
7with it a reaper cannot fill his hand, nor can a binder of sheaves fill his lap.
8So the passersby may never say: “The blessing of Adonai be upon you— we bless you in the Name of Adonai.”