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.129:1–2 Jr 1:19; 20:11
3Plowmen plowed over my back;
they made their furrows long.129:3 Mc 3:12
4The Lord is righteous;
he has cut the ropes of the wicked.129:4 Ps 2:3

5Let all who hate Zion
be driven back in disgrace.129:5 Ps 35:4; 70:3; 71:13
6Let them be like grass on the rooftops,
which withers before it grows up129:6 Or it can be pulled out129:6 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.129:7 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.”129:8 Ru 2:4; Ps 118:26