1 Many a time have they fought against me from my youth, ♦︎
may Israel now say;
2 Many a time have they fought against me from my youth, ♦︎
but they have not prevailed against me.
3 The ploughers ploughed upon my back ♦︎
and made their furrows long.
4 But the righteous Lord ♦︎
has cut the cords of the wicked in pieces.
5 Let them be put to shame and turned backwards, ♦︎
as many as are enemies of Zion.
6 Let them be like grass upon the housetops, ♦︎
which withers before it can grow,
7 So that no reaper can fill his hand, ♦︎
nor a binder of sheaves his bosom;
8 And none who go by may say,
The blessing of the Lord be upon you. ♦︎
We bless you in the name of the Lord.