Psalm 129 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Too often they have attacked me from my youth." Let Israel say, 1 They have greatly oppressed me from my youth-- let Israel say--
2 "Too often they have attacked 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 On my back plowmen have plowed. They have made their furrows long." 3 Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
4 Yahweh [is] righteous. He has cut [the] ropes of [the] wicked. 4 But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.
5 Let all be put to shame and repulsed who hate Zion. 5 May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.
6 Let them be like grass on [the] housetops, that withers before it grows up, 6 May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow;
7 [with] which a reaper cannot 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 so that passersby do not say, "The blessing of Yahweh [be] upon you. We bless you in the name of Yahweh." 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."