Parallel Bible results for Psalm 129

New International Reader's Version

New International Version

Psalm 129

NIRV 1 Here is what Israel should say. Many times my enemies have beaten me down ever since I was a young nation. NIV 1 They have greatly oppressed me from my youth-- let Israel say-- NIRV 2 Many times my enemies have beaten me down ever since I was a young nation, but they haven't won the battle. NIV 2 they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me. NIRV 3 They have made deep wounds in my back. It looks like a field a farmer has plowed. NIV 3 Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long. NIRV 4 The LORD does what is right. Sinners had tied me up with ropes. But the LORD has set me free. NIV 4 But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked. NIRV 5 May all those who hate Zion be driven back in shame. NIV 5 May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame. NIRV 6 May they be like grass that grows on the roof of a house. It dries up before it can grow. NIV 6 May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow; NIRV 7 There isn't enough of it to fill a person's hand. There isn't enough to tie up and carry away. NIV 7 with it the reaper cannot fill his hands, nor the one who gathers fill his arms. NIRV 8 May no one who passes by say to those who hate Zion, "May the blessing of the LORD be on you. We bless you 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."