Psalm 129

1 Many a time from my youth upward have they fought against me:
    now may Israel say,
2 Many a time from my youth upward have they fought against me:
    but they have not prevailed.
3 They have scored my back as with a ploughshare:
    they have opened long furrows.
4 But the Lord is righteous:
    and he has cut me free from the thongs of the wicked.
5 They shall be confounded and turned backward:
    all those who hate Zion.
6 They shall be as the grass that grows upon the housetops:
    which withers before it comes to any good,
7 With which no reaper may fill their hand:
    nor the binder of sheaves their bosom.
8 And none who pass by shall say to them 'The blessing of the Lord be upon you:
    we bless you in the name of the Lord.'