Psalm 129 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth"-- let Israel now say-- 1 They have greatly oppressed me from my youth-- let Israel say--
2 "Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me. 2 they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.
3 The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows." 3 Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
4 The LORD is righteous; he has cut the cords of the wicked. 4 But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.
5 May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward! 5 May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.
6 Let them be like the grass on the housetops, which withers before it grows up, 6 May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow;
7 with which the reaper does not fill his hand nor the binder of sheaves his arms, 7 with it the reaper cannot fill his hands, nor the one who gathers fill his arms.
8 nor do those who pass by say, "The blessing of the LORD be upon you! We bless you in the name of the LORD!" 8 May those who pass by not say, "The blessing of the LORD be upon you; we bless you in the name of the LORD."