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Psalm 129 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say : 1 They have greatly oppressed me from my youth-- let Israel say--
2 Many a time 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 hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked. 4 But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.
5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion. 5 May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.
6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up : 6 May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow;
7 Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom. 7 with it the reaper cannot fill his hands, nor the one who gathers fill his arms.
8 Neither do they which go 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."