Saepe expugnaverunt. The church of God is invincible: her persecutors come to nothing.
 Often have they fought against me from my youth, let Israel now say.
Canticum graduum. Saepe expugnaverunt me a juventute mea, dicat nunc Israel;
 Often have they fought against me from my youth: but they could not prevail over me.
saepe expugnaverunt me a juventute mea; etenim non potuerunt mihi.
 The wicked have wrought upon my back: they have lengthened their iniquity.
Supra dorsum meum fabricaverunt peccatores; prolongaverunt iniquitatem suam.
 The Lord who is just will cut the necks of sinners:
Dominus justus concidit cervices peccatorum.
 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Sion.
Confundantur, et convertantur retrorsum omnes qui oderunt Sion.
 Let them be as grass on the tops of houses: which withered before it be plucked up:
Fiant sicut foenum tectorum, quod priusquam evellatur exaruit,
 Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand: nor he that gathereth sheaves his bosom.
de quo non implevit manum suam qui metit, et sinum suum qui manipulos colligit.
 And they that have passed by have not said: The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we have blessed you in the name of the Lord.
Et non dixerunt qui praeteribant : Benedictio Domini super vos. Benediximus vobis in nomine Domini.