129 “Many a time they have (A)afflicted[a] me from (B)my youth,” (C)Let Israel now say— 2 “Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth; Yet they have not prevailed against me. 3 The plowers plowed on my back; They made their furrows long.” 4 The Lordis righteous; He has cut in pieces the cords of the wicked.
5 Let all those who hate Zion Be put to shame and turned back. 6 Let them be as the (D)grass on the housetops, Which withers before it grows up, 7 With which the reaper does not fill his hand, Nor he who binds sheaves, his [b]arms. 8 Neither let those who pass by them say, (E)“The blessing of the Lordbe upon you; We bless you in the name of the Lord!”