1 "Many times they have apersecuted me from my byouth up," cLet Israel now say, 2 "Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have anot prevailed against me. 3 "The plowers plowed upon my back; They lengthened their furrows." 4 The Lord ais righteous; He has cut in two the bcords of the wicked. 5 May all who ahate Zion Be bput to shame and turned backward; 6 Let them be like agrass upon the housetops, Which withers before it grows up; 7 With which the reaper does not fill his hand, Or the binder of sheaves his abosom; 8 Nor do those who pass by say, "The ablessing of the Lord be upon you; We bless you in the name of the Lord."