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