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Psalm 129 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:1 - A song of ascents. “They have greatly oppressed me from my youth,” let Israel say;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:2 - “they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:3 - Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:4 - But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:5 - May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:6 - May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:7 - a reaper cannot fill his hands with it, nor one who gathers fill his arms.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:8 - May those who pass by not say to them, “The blessing of the LORD be on you; we bless you in the name of the LORD.”

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