Psalm 129 – New International Version (NIV)
A song of ascents.
- “They have greatly oppressed me from my youth,” let Israel say;
- “they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.
- Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
- But the Lord is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.”
- May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.
- May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow;
- a reaper cannot fill his hands with it, nor one who gathers fill his arms.
- May those who pass by not say to them, “The blessing of the Lord be on you; we bless you in the name of the Lord.”
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Psalm 129 – King James Version (KJV)
A Song of degrees.
- Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, May Israel now say:
- Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: Yet they have not prevailed against me.
- The plowers plowed upon my back: They made long their furrows.
- The LORD is righteous: He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
- Let them all be confounded and turned back That hate Zion.
- Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, Which withereth afore it groweth up:
- Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; Nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
- Neither do they which go by say, the blessing of the LORD be upon you: We bless you in the name of the LORD.