The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Book of Psalms
(A song of ascents.)
Sore have they beset me even from my youth (let this be Israel’s boast);
sore have they beset me even from my youth, but never once outmatched me.
I bent my back to the oppressor, and long was the furrow ere the plough turned;
but the Lord proved faithful, and cut the bonds of tyranny asunder.
Let them be dismayed and routed, all these enemies of Sion.
Let them be like the stalks on a house-top, that wither there unharvested;
never will they be grasped in the reaper’s hand, or fill the binder’s bosom,
no passer-by will say, The Lord’s blessing on you; we bless you in the name of the Lord.✻
The Holy Bible