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Psalm 129

MSG 1 "They've kicked me around ever since I was young" - this is how Israel tells it - NIV 1 They have greatly oppressed me from my youth-- let Israel say-- MSG 2 "They've kicked me around ever since I was young, but they never could keep me down. NIV 2 they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me. MSG 3 Their plowmen plowed long furrows up and down my back; NIV 3 Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long. MSG 4 Then God ripped the harnesses of the evil plowmen to shreds." NIV 4 But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked. MSG 5 Oh, let all those who hate Zion grovel in humiliation; NIV 5 May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame. MSG 6 Let them be like grass in shallow ground that withers before the harvest, NIV 6 May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow; MSG 7 Before the farmhands can gather it in, the harvesters get in the crop, NIV 7 with it the reaper cannot fill his hands, nor the one who gathers fill his arms. MSG 8 Before the neighbors have a chance to call out, "Congratulations on your wonderful crop! We bless you in God's name!" 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."