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Psalm 129
Protection of the Oppressed
A song of ascents.
1Since my youth they have often attacked me —
let Israel say —
2Since my youth they have often attacked me,
but they have not prevailed against me.#Jr 1:19; 20:11
3Plowmen plowed over my back;
they made their furrows long.#Mc 3:12
4The Lord is righteous;
he has cut the ropes of the wicked.#Ps 2:3
5Let all who hate Zion
be driven back in disgrace.#Ps 35:4; 70:3; 71:13
6Let them be like grass on the rooftops,
which withers before it grows up#129:6 Or it can be pulled out#2Kg 19:26; Is 37:27
7and can’t even fill the hands of the reaper
or the arms of the one who binds sheaves.#Ps 79:12
8Then none who pass by will say,
“May the Lord’s blessing be on you.
We bless you in the name of the Lord.”#Ru 2:4; Ps 118:26