Psalm 129

They Have Afflicted Me from My Youth

1 "MANY a time they have a afflicted 1 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 LORD is 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 2 arms.
8 Neither let those who pass by them say,
e "The blessing of the LORD be upon you;
We bless you in the name of the LORD!"

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 125:5
    As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, The LORD shall lead them away With the workers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel!
  2. Cross References
    Jeremiah 1:19
    They will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you," says the LORD, "to deliver you.
    Jeremiah 15:20
    And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; And they will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you; For I am with you to save you And deliver you," says the LORD.
    Matthew 16:18
    And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
    2 Corinthians 4:8
    We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair.
    2 Corinthians 4:9
    Persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed -
  3. Cross References
    Ezekiel 23:3
    They committed harlotry in Egypt, They committed harlotry in their youth; Their breasts were there embraced, Their virgin bosom was there pressed.
    Hosea 2:15
    I will give her her vineyards from there, And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; She shall sing there, As in the days of her youth, As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 124:1
    IF it had not been the LORD who was on our side," Let Israel now say -
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 37:2
    For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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