1 Canticum ascensionum. Saepe expugnaverunt me a iuventute mea, dicat nunc Israel,
2 saepe expugnaverunt me a iuventute mea, etenim non potuerunt adversum me.
3 Supra dorsum meum araverunt aratores, prolongaverunt sulcos suos.
4 Dominus autem iustus concidit cervices peccatorum.
5 Confundantur et convertantur retrorsum omnes, qui oderunt Sion.
6 Fiant sicut fenum tectorum, quod, priusquam evellatur, exaruit;
7 de quo non implevit manum suam, qui metit, et sinum suum, qui manipulos colligit.
8 Et non dixerunt, qui praeteribant: "Benedictio Domini super vos, benedicimus vobis in nomine Domini".
King James Version
A Song of degrees.
1 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:
2 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.
3 The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
4 The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:
7 Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
8 Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.