Psalm 129

Psalm 129

A Song of [a]Ascents.

1 Many a time and much have they afflicted me from my youth up—let Israel now say—

2 Many a time and much 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 The Lord is [uncompromisingly] righteous; He has cut asunder the thick cords by which the wicked [enslaved us].

5 Let them all be put to shame and turned backward who hate Zion.

6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withers before it grows up,

7 With which the mower fills not his hand, nor the binder of sheaves his bosom—

8 While those who go by do not say, The blessing of the Lord be upon you! We bless you in the name of the Lord!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 129:1 See Psalm 120 title footnote.

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