A Song of Ascents.
1 Many times they have afflicted me from my youth up.
Let Israel now say, 2 many times they have afflicted me from my youth up,
yet they have not prevailed against me. 3 The plowers plowed on my back.
They made their furrows long. 4 Yahweh is righteous.
He has cut apart the cords of the wicked. 5 Let them be disappointed and turned backward,
all those who hate Zion. 6 Let them be as the grass on the housetops,
which withers before it grows up; 7 with which the reaper doesn't fill his hand,
nor he who binds sheaves, his bosom. 8 Neither do those who go by say,
"The blessing of Yahweh be on you.
We bless you in the name of Yahweh."