God's goodness in saving Israel out of their great afflictions. A prayer against the enemies of the church.
0 1A Song of degrees.
1 Manya a time have they afflicted me from 1my youth, 2may Israel now say:
2 aMany a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet 1they have not prevailed against me.
3 The 1plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
4 The 1Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the 2cords of the wicked.
5 1Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
6 1Let them be 2as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:
7 Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
8 Neither do they which go by say, 1The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we bless you in the name of the Lord.