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Psalm 129

English Standard Version

1 A Song of Ascents. “Greatly[1] have they afflicted me from my youth”— let Israel now say— (Ex 1:14; Jud 3:8; Jud 3:14; Jud 4:3; Jud 6:2; Jud 10:8; Ps 120:1; Ps 124:1; Isa 47:12; Jer 2:2; Jer 22:21; Ho 2:15) 2 “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me. (Ps 129:1; 2Co 4:8) 3 The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.” (Isa 50:6; Isa 51:23; Mic 3:12) 4 The Lord is righteous; he has cut the cords of the wicked. (Ps 2:3) 5 May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward! (Ps 35:4) 6 Let them be like the grass on the housetops, which withers before it grows up, (2Ki 19:26; Job 8:12; Ps 37:2; Isa 37:27) 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!” (Ru 2:4; Ps 118:26)