Psalm 129

1God's goodness in saving Israel out of their great afflictions. 5A prayer against the enemies of the church.

0 1A Song of degrees.

1 Manya a time have they afflicted me from 1my youth, 2may Israel now say:

2 aMany a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet 1they have not prevailed against me.

3 The 1plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.

4 The 1Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the 2cords of the wicked.

5 1Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

6 1Let them be 2as 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, 1The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we bless you in the name of the Lord.