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A Song of degrees.

1291Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:129.1 Many…: or, Much

2Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.129.2 Many…: or, Much

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

4The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

5Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

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

7Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

8Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.


A Song of degrees.

1301Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.

2Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

3If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

4But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

5I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

6My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.130.6 I say…: or, which watch unto

7Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

8And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.


A Song of degrees of David.

1311LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.131.1 exercise…: Heb. walk131.1 high: Heb. wonderful

2Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.131.2 myself: Heb. my soul

3Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.131.3 henceforth: Heb. now