129:1 A Song of Ascents. 'Much have they afflicted me from my youth up', let Israel now say;

129:2 'Much have they afflicted me from my youth up; but they have not prevailed against me.

129:3 The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.

129:4 the Lord is righteous; He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.'

129:5 Let them be ashamed and turned backward, all they that hate Zion.

129:6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it springeth up;

129:7 Wherewith the reaper filleth not his hand, nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

129:8 Neither do they that go by say: 'The blessing of the Lord be upon you; we bless you in the name of the Lord.'


Hebrew Transliteration

129:1 shiyr hamma`aloth rabbath tserâruniy minne`uray yo'mar-nâ' yisrâ'êl

129:2 rabbath tserâruniy minne`urây gam lo'-yâkhelu liy

129:3 `al-gabbiy châreshu choreshiym he'eriykhu lema`anothâm[l][ma`aniythâm]

129:4 Adonay tsaddiyq qitsêts `abhoth reshâ`iym

129:5 yêbhoshu veyissoghu 'âchor kol sone'êy tsiyyon

129:6 yihyu kachatsiyr gaggothsheqqadhmath shâlaph yâbhêsh

129:7 shello' millê' khappo qotsêr vechitsnome`ammêr

129:8 velo' 'âmeru hâ`obheriym birkath-Adonay 'alêykhembêrakhnu 'ethkhem beshêm Adonay

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a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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