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Psalm 129

They Have Afflicted Me from My Youth


      1 “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth”— 

      let Israel now say— 

      2 “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, 

      yet they have not prevailed against me. 

      3 The plowers plowed upon my back; 

      they made long their furrows.” 

      4 The LORD is righteous; 

      he has cut the cords of the wicked. 

      5 May all who hate Zion 

      be put to shame and turned backward! 

      6 Let them be like the grass on the housetops, 

      which withers before it grows up, 

      7 with which the reaper does not fill his hand 

      nor the binder of sheaves his arms, 

      8 nor do those who pass by say, 

      “The blessing of the LORD be upon you! 

      We bless you in the name of the LORD!”