Tree of Life Version
Haters Won’t Prevail
1 A Song of Ascents.
“How many times they have been hostile to me,
even from my youth”—let Israel now say—
2 “How greatly they have been
hostile to me, even from my youth.
Yet they have not prevailed against me.
3 Plowmen plowed on my back—
they made their furrows long!”
4 Adonai is righteous—
He has cut the ropes of the wicked.
5 May all who hate Zion
be driven back in disgrace.
6 Let them be like grass on the roofs,
which withers before it springs up—
7 with it a reaper cannot fill his hand,
nor can a binder of sheaves fill his lap.
8 So the passersby may never say:
“The blessing of Adonai be upon you—
we bless you in the Name of Adonai.”