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«A Song of Ascents
Many times they have afflicted me from my youth up. Let Israel now say,
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many times they have afflicted me from my youth up, yet they have not prevailed against me.
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The plowers plowed on my back. They made their furrows long.
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Yahweh is righteous. He has cut apart the cords of the wicked.
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Let them be disappointed and turned backward, all those who hate Zion.
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Let them be as the grass on the housetops, which withers before it grows up;
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with which the reaper doesn't fill his hand, nor he who binds sheaves, his bosom.
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Neither do those who go by say, "The blessing of Yahweh be on you. We bless you in the name of Yahweh."