1Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth — oh let Israel say — 2Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth; yet they have not prevailed against me. 3The ploughers ploughed upon my back; they made long their furrows. 4Jehovah is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
5Let them be ashamed and turned backward, all that hate Zion; 6Let them be as the grass upon the house-tops, which withereth before it is plucked up, 7Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand, nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom; 8Neither do the passers-by say, The blessing of Jehovah be upon you; we bless you in the name of Jehovah!
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