Prayer for the Overthrow of Zion’s Enemies.
1“Many times they have persecuted me (Israel) from my youth,”
Let Israel now say,
2“Many times they have persecuted me from my youth,
Yet they have not prevailed against me.
3The [enemies, like] plowers plowed on my back;
They made their furrows [of suffering] long [in Israel].”
4The Lord is righteous;
He has cut in two the [thick] cords of the wicked [which enslaved the people of Israel].
5May all who hate Zion
Be put to shame and turned backward [in defeat].
6Let them be like the grass on the housetops,
Which withers before it grows up,
7With which the reaper does not fill his hand,
Nor the binder of sheaves his arms,
8Nor do those who pass by say,
“The blessing of the Lord be upon you;
We bless you in the name of the Lord.”