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Psalm 129 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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They Have Afflicted Me from My Youth

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:1 - A Song of Ascents.
“Greatly[fn] have they afflicted me from my youth”—
let Israel now say—
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:2 - “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth,
yet they have not prevailed against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:3 - The plowers plowed upon my back;
they made long their furrows.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:4 - The LORD is righteous;
he has cut the cords of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:5 - May all who hate Zion
be put to shame and turned backward!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:6 - Let them be like the grass on the housetops,
which withers before it grows up,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:7 - with which the reaper does not fill his hand
nor the binder of sheaves his arms,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:8 - nor do those who pass by say,
“The blessing of the LORD be upon you!
We bless you in the name of the LORD!”
ESV Footnotes
Or Often; also verse 2

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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