Psalms 129

Psalm 129

Prayer for the Overthrow of Zion's Enemies.

A Song of Ascents.

1“Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up,”

Let Israel now say,

2“Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up;

Yet they have not prevailed against me.

3“The plowers plowed upon my back;

They lengthened their furrows.”

4The Lord is righteous;

He has cut in two the cords of the wicked.

5May all who hate Zion

Be put to shame and turned backward;

6Let them be like grass upon the housetops,

Which withers before it grows up;

7With which the reaper does not fill his hand,

Or the binder of sheaves his bosom;

8Nor do those who pass by say,

“The blessing of the Lord be upon you;

We bless you in the name of the Lord.”

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