Psalm 129

    Psalm 129

    The Lord is righteous—Let those be confounded who hate Zion.

    A Song of degrees.

    1 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:

    2 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not aprevailed against me.

    3 The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.

    4 The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

    5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

    6 Let them be as the agrass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:

    7 Wherewith the amower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

    8 Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we bless you in the name of the Lord.