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Psalm 129 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Persecuted But Not Defeated

129 A song of the stairway
Let all Israel admit it.
From our very beginning we have been persecuted by the nations.
And from our very beginning
we have faced never-ending discrimination.
Nevertheless, our enemies have not defeated us. We’re still here!
They have hurt us more than can be expressed,
ripping us to shreds, cutting deeply into our souls.
But no matter what, the Lord is good to us.
He is a righteous God who stood to defend us,
breaking the chains of the evil ones that bound us.
May all who hate the Jews
fall back in disgrace to a shameful defeat!
Let them be like grass planted in shallow soil
that soon withers with no sustenance.
Let them be like weeds ignored by the reaper
and worthless to the harvester.
Let no one who sees them say,
“May the blessings of Jehovah be upon your life.
May the Lord bless you.”[a]


  1. Psalm 129:8 In the Jewish culture, if you passed by one who was harvesting his crops, you would shout out, “The Lord bless you!”
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