1A song of ascents:
Since I was young they have often attacked me —
let Isra’el repeat it —
2since I was young they have often attacked me,
but they haven’t overcome me.
3The plowmen plowed on my back;
wounding me with long furrows.
4But Adonai is righteous;
he cuts me free from the yoke of the wicked.
5Let all who hate Tziyon
be thrown back in confusion.
6Let them be like grass on the roof,
which dries out before it grows up
7and never fills the reaper’s hands
or the arms of the one who binds sheaves,
8so that no passer-by says,
Adonai’s blessing on you!
We bless you in the name of Adonai!”