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GOD'S WORD ® Translation
[A song for going up to worship.] "From the time I was young, people have attacked me..." (Israel should repeat this.)
2"From the time I was young, people have attacked me, but they have never overpowered me.
3They have plowed my back [like farmers plow fields]. They made long slashes [like furrows]."
4The LORD is righteous. He has cut me loose from the ropes that wicked people tied around me.
5Put to shame all those who hate Zion. Force them to retreat.
6Make them be like grass on a roof, like grass that dries up before it produces a stalk.
7It will never fill the barns of those who harvest or the arms of those who gather bundles.
8Those who pass by will never say [to them], "May you be blessed by the LORD" or "We bless you in the name of the LORD."