1: 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: Yahweh 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 Yahweh be on you. We bless you in the name of Yahweh." Psalm 130 A Song of Ascents.