Song of Victory over Zion’s Enemies

A Song of Ascents.

129 “Many a time they have (A)afflicted[a] me from (B)my youth,”
(C)Let Israel now say—
“Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth;
Yet they have not prevailed against me.
The plowers plowed on my back;
They made their furrows long.”
The Lord is righteous;
He has cut in pieces the cords of the wicked.

Let all those who hate Zion
Be put to shame and turned back.
Let them be as the (D)grass on the housetops,
Which withers before it grows up,
With which the reaper does not fill his hand,
Nor he who binds sheaves, his [b]arms.
Neither let those who pass by them say,
(E)“The blessing of the Lord be upon you;
We bless you in the name of the Lord!”

Waiting for the Redemption of the Lord

A Song of Ascents.

130 Out (F)of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice!
Let Your ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.

(G)If You, Lord, should [c]mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could (H)stand?
But there is (I)forgiveness with You,
That (J)You may be feared.

(K)I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
And (L)in His word I do hope.
(M)My soul waits for the Lord
More than those who watch for the morning—
Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.

(N)O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For (O)with the Lord there is mercy,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And (P)He shall redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.

Simple Trust in the Lord

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

131 Lord, my heart is not [d]haughty,
Nor my eyes [e]lofty.
(Q)Neither do I [f]concern myself with great matters,
Nor with things too [g]profound for me.

Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,
(R)Like a weaned child with his mother;
Like a weaned child is my soul within me.

(S)O Israel, hope in the Lord
From this time forth and forever.

The Eternal Dwelling of God in Zion

A Song of Ascents.

132 Lord, remember David
And all his afflictions;
How he swore to the Lord,
(T)And vowed to (U)the Mighty One of Jacob:
“Surely I will not go into the chamber of my house,
Or go up to the comfort of my bed;
I will (V)not give sleep to my eyes
Or slumber to my eyelids,
Until I (W)find a place for the Lord,
A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Behold, we heard of it (X)in Ephrathah;
(Y)We found it (Z)in the fields of [h]the woods.
Let us go into His tabernacle;
(AA)Let us worship at His footstool.
(AB)Arise, O Lord, to Your resting place,
You and (AC)the ark of Your strength.
Let Your priests (AD)be clothed with righteousness,
And let Your saints shout for joy.

10 For Your servant David’s sake,
Do not turn away the face of Your [i]Anointed.

11 (AE)The Lord has sworn in truth to David;
He will not turn from it:
“I will set upon your throne (AF)the [j]fruit of your body.
12 If your sons will keep My covenant
And My testimony which I shall teach them,
Their sons also shall sit upon your throne forevermore.”

13 (AG)For the Lord has chosen Zion;
He has desired it for His [k]dwelling place:
14 “This(AH) is My resting place forever;
Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
15 (AI)I will abundantly bless her [l]provision;
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 (AJ)I will also clothe her priests with salvation,
(AK)And her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17 (AL)There I will make the [m]horn of David grow;
(AM)I will prepare a lamp for My [n]Anointed.
18 His enemies I will (AN)clothe with shame,
But upon Himself His crown shall flourish.”


  1. Psalm 129:1 persecuted
  2. Psalm 129:7 armsful, lit. bosom
  3. Psalm 130:3 take note of
  4. Psalm 131:1 Proud
  5. Psalm 131:1 Arrogant
  6. Psalm 131:1 Lit. walk in
  7. Psalm 131:1 difficult
  8. Psalm 132:6 Heb. Jaar, lit. Woods
  9. Psalm 132:10 Commissioned One, Heb. Messiah
  10. Psalm 132:11 offspring
  11. Psalm 132:13 home
  12. Psalm 132:15 supply of food
  13. Psalm 132:17 Government
  14. Psalm 132:17 Heb. Messiah

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