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¶ MY oppressors have been many from my youth, may Israel now say;
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My oppressors have been many from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.
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They have scourged me upon my back;
they have made long their oppression.
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The LORD is righteous;
he will cut asunder the cord of the wicked.
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¶ Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
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Let them be as the grass upon the house tops, which pulls out and withers when the wind strikes it,
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Wherewith the reaper fills not his hand, nor he who binds sheaves his bosom.
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Neither do they who pass by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you;
we bless you in the name of the LORD.