Psalm 129 TNIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "They have greatly oppressed me from my youth," let Israel say; 1 They have greatly oppressed me from my youth-- let Israel say--
2 "they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me. 2 they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.
3 Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long. 3 Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
4 But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from 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 turned back in shame. 5 May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.
6 May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow; 6 May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow;
7 reapers cannot fill their hands with it, nor those who gather fill their arms. 7 with it the reaper cannot fill his hands, nor the one who gathers fill his arms.
8 May those who pass by not say to them, "The blessing of the LORD be on 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."