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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book V
 
CXXIX
 
Prayer for the Overthrow of Zion’s Enemies
 
 
A Song of Ascents.
 
 
[1]  MANY 1 a time have they afflicted me from my youth up,
Let Israel now say,
[2]  Many 2 a time have they afflicted me from my youth up:
Yet they have not prevailed against me.
[3]  The plowers plowed upon my back;
They made long their furrows.
[4]  Jehovah is righteous:
He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
[5]  Let them be put to shame and turned backward,
All they that hate Zion.
[6]  Let them be as the grass upon the housetops,
Which withereth before it groweth 3 up;
[7]  Wherewith the reaper filleth not his hand,
Nor he that bindeth sheaves, his bosom:
[8]  Neither do they that go by say,
The blessing of Jehovah be upon you;
We bless you in the name of Jehovah.
 
Note 1. Or, Much. [back]
Note 2. Or, Much. [back]
Note 3. Or, is plucked up. [back]
 

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