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Psalm 129-131

129:1 A song of ascents.

“Since my youth they have often attacked me,”

let Israel say.

2 “Since my youth they have often attacked me,

but they have not defeated me.

3 The plowers plowed my back;

they made their furrows long.

4 The Lord is just;

he cut the ropes of the wicked.”

5 May all who hate Zion

be humiliated and turned back.

6 May they be like the grass on the rooftops,

which withers before one can even pull it up,

7 which cannot fill the reaper’s hand

or the lap of the one who gathers the grain.

8 Those who pass by will not say,

May you experience the Lord’s blessing!

We pronounce a blessing on you in the name of the Lord.”

130:1 A song of ascents.

From the deep water I cry out to you, O Lord.

2 O Lord, listen to me.

Pay attention to my plea for mercy.

3 If you, O Lord, were to keep track of sins,

O Lord, who could stand before you?

4 But you are willing to forgive

so that you might be honored.

5 I rely on the Lord.

I rely on him with my whole being;

I wait for his assuring word.

6 I yearn for the Lord,

more than watchmen do for the morning,

yes, more than watchmen do for the morning.

7 O Israel, hope in the Lord,

for the Lord exhibits loyal love

and is more than willing to deliver.

8 He will deliver Israel

from all their sins.

131:1 A song of ascents, by David.

O Lord, my heart is not proud,

nor do I have a haughty look.

I do not have great aspirations,

or concern myself with things that are beyond me.

2 Indeed, I have calmed and quieted myself

like a weaned child with its mother;

I am content like a young child.

3 O Israel, hope in the Lord

now and forevermore!

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