Psalm 129–131

Psalm 129

A song of ascents.

“They have greatly oppressedr me from my youth,”s

let Israel say;t

“they have greatly oppressed me from my youth,

but they have not gained the victoryu over me.

Plowmen have plowed my back

and made their furrows long.

But the Lord is righteous;v

he has cut me freew from the cords of the wicked.”x

May all who hate Ziony

be turned back in shame.z

May they be like grass on the roof,a

which withersb before it can grow;

a reaper cannot fill his hands with it,c

nor one who gathers fill his arms.

May those who pass by not say to them,

“The blessing of the Lord be on you;

we bless youd in the name of the Lord.”

Psalm 130

A song of ascents.

Out of the depthse I cry to you,f Lord;

2 Lord, hear my voice.g

Let your ears be attentiveh

to my cry for mercy.i

If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,

Lord, who could stand?j

But with you there is forgiveness,k

so that we can, with reverence, serve you.l

I wait for the Lord,m my whole being waits,n

and in his wordo I put my hope.

I wait for the Lord

more than watchmenp wait for the morning,

more than watchmen wait for the morning.q

Israel, put your hoper in the Lord,

for with the Lord is unfailing loves

and with him is full redemption.t

He himself will redeemu Israel

from all their sins.v

Psalm 131

A song of ascents. Of David.

My heart is not proud,w Lord,

my eyes are not haughty;x

I do not concern myself with great mattersy

or things too wonderful for me.z

But I have calmed and quieted myself,a

I am like a weaned child with its mother;

like a weaned child I am content.b

Israel, put your hopec in the Lord

both now and forevermore.d

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