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.
1 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice; ♦︎
let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication.
2 If you, Lord, were to mark what is done amiss, ♦︎
O Lord, who could stand?
3 But there is forgiveness with you, ♦︎
so that you shall be feared.
4 I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him; ♦︎
in his word is my hope.
5 My soul waits for the Lord,
more than the night watch for the morning, ♦︎
more than the night watch for the morning.
6 O Israel, wait for the Lord, ♦︎
for with the Lord there is mercy;
7 With him is plenteous redemption ♦︎
and he shall redeem Israel from all their sins.