The Message

Psalm 129

A Pilgrim Song

11-4 “They’ve kicked me around ever since I was young”
    —this is how Israel tells it—
“They’ve kicked me around ever since I was young,
    but they never could keep me down.
Their plowmen plowed long furrows
    up and down my back;
Then God ripped the harnesses
    of the evil plowmen to shreds.”

5-8 Oh, let all those who hate Zion
    grovel in humiliation;
Let them be like grass in shallow ground
    that withers before the harvest,
Before the farmhands can gather it in,
    the harvesters get in the crop,
Before the neighbors have a chance to call out,
    “Congratulations on your wonderful crop!
    We bless you in God’s name!”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 129

求上帝击退仇敌

上圣殿朝圣之诗。

1以色列要说:
我从小就深受仇敌的迫害,
我从小就深受仇敌的迫害,
但他们没能胜过我。
他们鞭打我的背,
伤痕如同农夫耕出的长长犁沟。
耶和华是公义的,
祂砍断了恶人捆绑我的绳索。
愿所有憎恶锡安的人狼狈而逃。
愿他们像房顶的草,
没长起来就已枯萎,
割下来不满一把,
扎起来不足一捆。
没有一个路过的人说:
“愿耶和华赐福给你们!
我们奉耶和华的名祝福你们。”