Psalm 129

Remaining true in time of trial
 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.
   Afflicted but they have not prevailed. May this be our experience by the Grace of Christ.
 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.
  6 - Grass The little plants come up but soon dry out and die. Thus those who hate God's truth and His people will be confounded or put to shame.
  8 - Neither do they say The righteous here are considered wicked.
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