1: Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:
2: Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.
3: The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
4: The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
5: Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
6: Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:
7: :Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
8: Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.