Psalm 129 English Standard Version

A Prayer for the Overthrow of Zion's Enemies

129 1  "Greatly[1] 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, 8  nor do those who pass by say, "The blessing of the Lord be upon you! We bless you in the name of the Lord!"


[1] 129:1 Or Often; also verse 2

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