Psalm 129

1 "They've kicked me around ever since I was young" - this is how Israel tells it -
2 "They've kicked me around ever since I was young, but they never could keep me down.
3 Their plowmen plowed long furrows up and down my back;
4 Then God ripped the harnesses of the evil plowmen to shreds."
5 Oh, let all those who hate Zion grovel in humiliation;
6 Let them be like grass in shallow ground that withers before the harvest,
7 Before the farmhands can gather it in, the harvesters get in the crop,
8 Before the neighbors have a chance to call out, "Congratulations on your wonderful crop! We bless you in God's name!"