1 A Song of Degrees.
Many a time have they warred against me from my youth, let Israel now say: 2 Many a time have they warred against me from my youth: and yet they prevailed not against me. 3 The sinners wrought upon my back: they prolonged their * שיך iniquity, easily read for שוכה a furrow.iniquity. 4 The righteous Lord has cut asunder the necks of sinners.
5 Let all that hate Sion be put to shame and turned back. 6 Let them be as the grass of the house-tops, which withers before it is plucked up. 7 Wherewith the reaper fills not his hand, nor he that makes up the sheaves, his bosom. 8 Neither do they that go by say, The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we have blessed you in the name of the Lord.
*128:3 שיך iniquity, easily read for שוכה a furrow.