Lexham English Bible
Victory Over the Enemies of Zion
A song of ascents.[a]
129 “Too often[b] they have attacked me from my youth.”
Let Israel say,
2 “Too often[c] they have attacked me from my youth,
yet they have not prevailed against me.
3 On my back plowmen have plowed.
They have made their furrows[d] long.”
4 Yahweh is righteous.
He has cut the ropes[e] of the wicked.
5 Let all be put to shame and repulsed
who hate Zion.
6 Let them be like grass on the housetops,
that withers before it grows up,
7 with which a reaper cannot fill his hand,
nor the binder of sheaves his arms,[f]
8 so that passersby do not say,
“The blessing of Yahweh be upon you.
We bless you in the name of Yahweh.”