1 A Song of the Ascents.
“Since my youth they have constantly attacked me”—Let Israel now say—
2 “Since my youth they have constantly attacked me; But they have not defeated me.
3 Plowmen have plowed across my back; They have made their furrows long.”
4 But Jehovah is righteous; He has cut up the ropes of the wicked.
5 They will be put to shame and will retreat in disgrace, All those who hate Zion.
6 They will become like grass on the rooftops That withers before it is pulled up,
7 That cannot fill the reaper’s hand Nor the arms of the one gathering sheaves.
8 Those passing by will not say: “May the blessing of Jehovah be upon you; We bless you in the name of Jehovah.”