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Psalm 129

Prayer for the Overthrow of Zion’s Enemies.

A Song of [a]Ascents.

1“Many times they have persecuted me (Israel) from my youth,”
Let Israel now say,

“Many times they have persecuted me from my youth,
Yet they have not prevailed against me.

“The [enemies, like] plowers plowed on my back;
They made their furrows [of suffering] long [in Israel].”

The Lord is righteous;
He has cut in two the [thick] cords of the wicked [which enslaved the people of Israel].


May all who hate Zion
Be put to shame and turned backward [in defeat].

Let them be like the grass on the housetops,
Which withers before it grows up,

With which the reaper does not fill his hand,
Nor the binder of sheaves his arms,

Nor do those who pass by say,
“The blessing of the Lord be upon you;
We bless you in the name of the Lord.”

  1. Psalm 129:1 See Psalm 120 title note.

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Salmos 129

Salmos 129

Mucho me han angustiado desde mi juventud
    —que lo repita ahora Israel—,
mucho me han angustiado desde mi juventud,
    pero no han logrado vencerme.
Sobre la espalda me pasaron el arado,
    abriéndome en ella profundos[a] surcos.
Pero el Señor, que es justo,
    me libró de las ataduras de los impíos.

Que retrocedan avergonzados
    todos los que odian a *Sión.
Que sean como la hierba en el techo,
    que antes de crecer se marchita;
que no llena las manos del segador
    ni el regazo del que cosecha.
Que al pasar nadie les diga:
    «La bendición del Señor sea con ustedes;
    los bendecimos en el *nombre del Señor

  1. Salmos 129:3 profundos. Lit. largos.