Psalm 129 NRS

1 "Often have they attacked me from my youth" —let Israel now say—
2 "often have they attacked me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.
3 The plowers plowed on my back; they made their furrows long."
4 The Lord is righteous; he has cut the cords of the wicked.
5 May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward.
6 Let them be like the grass on the housetops that withers before it grows up,
7 with which reapers do not fill their hands or binders of sheaves their arms,
8 while those who pass by do not say, "The blessing of the Lord be upon you! We bless you in the name of the Lord!"