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Psalm 129

A Song of Ascents.

“Often they have afflicted me from my youth,”
    may Israel now say,
“often they have afflicted me from my youth,
    yet they have not prevailed against me.
The plowmen plowed upon my back;
    they made their furrows long.”
The Lord is righteous;
    He has cut the cords of the wicked.

Let all those be shamed
    and turned back who hate Zion.
Let them be as the grass on the housetops,
    which withers before it even grows,
where the reaper is unable to fill his hand,
    or he who binds sheaves, his arms.
Neither do they who pass by say,
    “The blessing of the Lord be upon you;
    we bless you in the name of the Lord!”