Protection of the Oppressed

A song of ascents.

1 Since my youth they have often attacked me- let Israel say-
References for Psalms 129:1
      2 Since my youth they have often attacked me, but they have not prevailed against me.
      3 Plowmen plowed over my back; they made their furrows long.
      4 The Lord is righteous; He has cut the ropes of the wicked.
      5 Let all who hate Zion be driven back in disgrace.
      6 Let them be like grass on the rooftops, which withers before it grows upa
      References for Psalms 129:6
        • a 129:6 - 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.
          8 Then none who pass by will say, "May the Lord's blessing be on you." We bless you in the name of the Lord.