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Psalm 129 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) New International Version (NIV)
1 "From the time I was young, people have attacked me..." (Israel should repeat this.) 1 They have greatly oppressed me from my youth-- let Israel say--
2 "From the time I was young, people have attacked me, but they have never overpowered me. 2 they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.
3 They have plowed my back [like farmers plow fields]. They made long slashes [like furrows]." 3 Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
4 The LORD is righteous. He has cut me loose from the ropes that wicked people tied around me. 4 But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.
5 Put to shame all those who hate Zion. Force them to retreat. 5 May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.
6 Make them be like grass on a roof, like grass that dries up before it produces a stalk. 6 May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow;
7 It will never fill the barns of those who harvest or the arms of those who gather bundles. 7 with it the reaper cannot fill his hands, nor the one who gathers fill his arms.
8 Those who pass by will never say [to them], "May you be blessed by the LORD" or "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."