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Yahweh Has Cut the Cords of the Wicked

A Song of Ascents.

129 [a]Many times they have [b](A)assailed me from my (B)youth up,”
(C)Let Israel now say,
[c]Many times they have [d]assailed me from my youth up;
Yet they have (D)not prevailed against me.
The plowers plowed upon my back;
They lengthened their furrows.”
Yahweh (E)is righteous;
He has cut up the (F)cords of the wicked.

Let all who (G)hate Zion
Be (H)put to shame and turned backward;
Let them be like (I)grass upon the rooftops,
Which dries up before it [e]grows up;
With which the reaper does not fill his [f]hand,
Nor the binder of sheaves the (J)fold of his garment;
And those who pass by will not say,
“The (K)blessing of Yahweh be upon you;
We bless you in the name of Yahweh.”


  1. Psalm 129:1 Lit Much
  2. Psalm 129:1 Lit showed hostility toward
  3. Psalm 129:2 Lit Much
  4. Psalm 129:2 Lit showed hostility toward
  5. Psalm 129:6 Lit draws out
  6. Psalm 129:7 Lit palm