1“Often have they treated me with hostility from my youth up,” let Israel now say,
2“Often have they treated me with hostility from my youth up, yet they have not prevailed against me.”
3The plowers have plowed upon my back; they lengthened their furrows.
4Yahweh is righteous; he has cut the rope of the wicked.
5Let everyone who hates Zion be put to shame and turned backward.
6Let them be like grass upon the housetops that withers before it is pulled up;
7with which the reaper does not fill his hand, nor he who gathers grain fill his bosom,
8and those who pass by will not say, “May the blessing of Yahweh be upon you; we bless you in the name of Yahweh.”