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The fifth book of Psalms, song 129, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 129

New English Translation

   A song of ascents.
   1 "Since my youth they have often attacked me," let Israel say.
   2 "Since my youth they have often attacked me, but they have not defeated me.
   3 The plowers plowed my back; they made their furrows long.
   4 The LORD is just; he cut the ropes of the wicked."
   5 May all who hate Zion be humiliated and turned back!
   6 May they be like the grass on the rooftops which withers before one can even pull it up,
   7 which cannot fill the reaper's hand, or the lap of the one who gathers the grain!
   8 Those who pass by will not say, "May you experience the LORD's blessing! We pronounce a blessing on you in the name of the LORD."

King James Version

   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 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.

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