Parallel Bible results for Psalm 129

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Psalm 129

BBE 1 <A Song of the going up.> Great have been my troubles from the time when I was young (let Israel now say); NIV 1 They have greatly oppressed me from my youth-- let Israel say-- BBE 2 Great have been my troubles from the time when I was young, but my troubles have not overcome me. NIV 2 they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me. BBE 3 The ploughmen were ploughing on my back; long were the wounds they made. NIV 3 Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long. BBE 4 The Lord is true: the cords of the evil-doers are broken in two. NIV 4 But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked. BBE 5 Let all the haters of Zion be shamed and turned back. NIV 5 May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame. BBE 6 Let them be like the grass on the house-tops, which is dry before it comes to full growth. NIV 6 May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow; BBE 7 He who gets in the grain has no use for it; and they do not make bands of it for the grain-stems. NIV 7 with it the reaper cannot fill his hands, nor the one who gathers fill his arms. BBE 8 And those who go by do not say, The blessing of the Lord be on you; we give you blessing in the name of the Lord. NIV 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."