A song of ascents.

Victory Over the Enemies of Zion

1 "Too often they have attacked me from my youth." Let Israel say,

References for Psalms 129:1

    • a 129:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
    • b 129:1 - Or "Greatly"
      2 "Too often they have attacked me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.

      References for Psalms 129:2

          3 On my back plowmen have plowed. They have made their furrows long."

          References for Psalms 129:3

            • d 129:3 - According to the reading tradition (Qere)
              4 Yahweh [is] righteous. He has cut [the] ropes of [the] wicked.

              References for Psalms 129:4

                • e 129:4 - That is, the yoke and tackle on a beast of burden
                  5 Let all be put to shame and repulsed who hate Zion.
                  6 Let them be like grass on [the] housetops, that withers before it grows up,
                  7 [with] which a reaper cannot fill his hand, nor the binder of sheaves his {arms},

                  References for Psalms 129:7

                    • f 129:7 - Literally "bosom"
                      8 so that passersby do not say, "The blessing of Yahweh [be] upon you. We bless you in the name of Yahweh."