Psalms 129

They Have Afflicted Me from My Youth

A Song of a  Ascents.

1 Greatly
Or Often; also verse 2
have they c  afflicted me d  from my youth”—
e  let Israel now say
2Greatly have they f  afflicted me g  from my youth,
h  yet they have not prevailed against me.
3 i  The plowers plowed j  upon my back;
they made long their furrows.”
4The  Lord is righteous;
he has cut k  the cords of the wicked.
5May all who hate Zion
be l  put to shame and turned backward!
6Let them be like m  the grass on the housetops,
which n  withers before it grows up,
7with which the reaper does not fill his hand
nor the binder of sheaves his arms,
8nor do those who pass by say,
o  “The blessing of the  Lord be upon you!
We p  bless you in the name of the  Lord!”
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