Psalms 129

Protection of the Oppressed

song of ascents: Probably the songs pilgrims sang as they traveled the roads going up to worship in Jerusalem; Pss 120-134
song of ascents.

Since my youth they have often attacked me –
let Israel say
2 Since my youth they have often attacked me,
but they have not prevailed against me. b
3 Plowmen plowed over my back;
they made their furrows long. c
4 The Lord is righteous;
He has cut the ropes of the wicked. d

5 Let all who hate
Zion: Originally a term for the fortified section of Jerusalem and then, by extension, used for the temple and the city of Jerusalem both in the present time and in the future
be driven back in disgrace. f
6 Let them be like grass on the rooftops,
which withers before it grows up
Or it can be pulled out
7 and can’t even fill the hands of the reaper
or the arms of the one who binds sheaves. i
8 Then none who pass by will say,
“May the Lord’s blessing be on you.”

We bless you in the name of
Yahweh/Yah: Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; "Yah" is the shortened form of the name.
Yahweh. k
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