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Psalm 129New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)

Psalm 129

Prayer for the Downfall of Israel’s Enemies

A Song of Ascents.

‘Often have they attacked me from my youth’
    —let Israel now say—
‘often have they attacked me from my youth,
    yet they have not prevailed against me.
Those who plough ploughed on my back;
    they made their furrows long.’
The Lord is righteous;
    he has cut the cords of the wicked.
May all who hate Zion
    be put to shame and turned back.
Let them be like the grass on the housetops
    that withers before it grows up,
with which reapers do not fill their hands
    or binders of sheaves their arms,
while those who pass by do not say,
    ‘The blessing of the Lord be upon you!
    We bless you in the name of the Lord!’

New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)

New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicised Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993, 1995 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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