They Have Afflicted Me from My Youth
"MANY a time they have a afflicted me from b my youth,"
c Let Israel now say -
"Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth;
Yet they have not prevailed against me.
The plowers plowed on my back;
They made their furrows long."
The LORD is righteous;
He has cut in pieces the cords of the wicked.
Let all those who hate Zion
Be put to shame and turned back.
Let them be as the d grass on the housetops,
Which withers before it grows up,
With which the reaper does not fill his hand,
Nor he who binds sheaves, his arms.
Neither let those who pass by them say,
e "The blessing of the LORD be upon you;
We bless you in the name of the LORD!"
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, The LORD shall lead them away With the workers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel!
They will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you," says the LORD, "to deliver you.
And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; And they will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you; For I am with you to save you And deliver you," says the LORD.
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
2 Corinthians 4:8
We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair.
2 Corinthians 4:9
Persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed -
They committed harlotry in Egypt, They committed harlotry in their youth; Their breasts were there embraced, Their virgin bosom was there pressed.
I will give her her vineyards from there, And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; She shall sing there, As in the days of her youth, As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.
IF it had not been the LORD who was on our side," Let Israel now say -
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.