Psalms 129

1

A SONG OF ASCENTS. "Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth"- let Israel now say-

2

"Greatly 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 has cut the cords of the wicked.

5

May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward!

6

Let them be like the grass on the housetops, which withers before it grows up,

7

with which the reaper does not fill his hand nor the binder of sheaves his arms,

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nor do those who pass by say, "The blessing of the LORD be upon you! We bless you in the name of the LORD!"