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1"Since my youth they have often persecuted me," let Israel repeat it,
2"Since my youth they have often persecuted me, yet they haven't defeated me.
3Wicked people ploughed over my back, creating long-lasting wounds."
4The LORD is righteous— he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.
5Let all who hate Zion be turned away and be ashamed.
6May they become like a tuft of grass on a roof top, that withers before it takes root—
7not enough to fill one's hand or to bundle in one's arms.
8And may those who pass by never tell them, "May the LORD's blessing be upon you. We bless you in the name of the LORD."