Nonfiction > The Bible > Harvard Classics > The Book of Psalms
   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book V
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]


Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.