American Standard Version (ASV) - Psalm 129

Prayer for the overthrow of Zion’s enemies.

A Song of Ascents.

[a]129 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up,
Let Israel now say,
2 [b]Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up:
Yet they have not prevailed against me.
3 The plowers plowed upon my back;
They made long their furrows.
4 Jehovah is righteous:
He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
5 Let them be put to shame and turned backward,
All they that hate Zion.
6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops,
Which withereth before it [c]groweth up;
7 Wherewith the reaper filleth not his hand,
Nor he that bindeth sheaves, his bosom:
8 Neither do they that go by say,
The blessing of Jehovah be upon you;
We bless you in the name of Jehovah.


  1. Psalm 129:1 Or, Much
  2. Psalm 129:2 Or, Much
  3. Psalm 129:6 Or, is plucked up

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