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Psalm 129 (New International Reader's Version)

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A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.=

1 Here is what Israel should say. Many times my enemies have beaten me down ever since I was a young nation. 2 Many times my enemies have beaten me down ever since I was a young nation, but they haven't won the battle. 3 They have made deep wounds in my back. It looks like a field a farmer has plowed. 4 The LORD does what is right. Sinners had tied me up with ropes. But the LORD has set me free. 5 May all those who hate Zion be driven back in shame. 6 May they be like grass that grows on the roof of a house. It dries up before it can grow. 7 There isn't enough of it to fill a person's hand. There isn't enough to tie up and carry away. 8 May no one who passes by say to those who hate Zion, "May the blessing of the LORD be on you. We bless you in the name of the Lord."
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