Psalm 129

1  A Song of degrees. 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 prevailed 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 grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:

7  Wherewith the mower 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.