Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:
A. M. 3470. B.C. 534. (Title.) A Song of degrees. This Psalm was most probably composed in consequence of the opposition of the Samaritans
or, Much. have they.
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.
yet they have
The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:
as the grass
Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
he that bindeth
Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.