1 A Song of Ascents.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 The Lord 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 the Lord be on you.We bless you in the name of the Lord."