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Psalm 129 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 They have treated me badly all my life. (Let Israel repeat this.) 1 They have greatly oppressed me from my youth-- let Israel say--
2 They have treated me badly all my life, but they have not defeated me. 2 they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.
3 Like farmers plowing, they plowed over my back, making long wounds. 3 Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
4 But the Lord does what is right; he has set me free from those wicked people. 4 But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.
5 Let those who hate Jerusalem be turned back in shame. 5 May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.
6 Let them be like the grass on the roof that dries up before it has grown. 6 May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow;
7 There is not enough of it to fill a hand or to make into a bundle to fill one's arms. 7 with it the reaper cannot fill his hands, nor the one who gathers fill his arms.
8 Let those who pass by them not say, "May the Lord bless you. We bless you by the power of the Lord." A song for going up to worship. 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."