Psalms - Chapter 129

1

A song of ascents. They have greatly oppressed me from my youth-- let Israel say--


2

they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.


3

Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.


4

But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.


5

May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.


6

May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow;


7

with it the reaper cannot fill his hands, nor the one who gathers fill his arms.


8

May those who pass by not say, "The blessing of the LORD be upon you; we bless you in the name of the LORD."