Psalm 129:1 {128:1}
Good News Translation
Israel, tell us how your enemies have persecuted you ever since you were young.

Contemporary English Version
Since the time I was young, enemies have often attacked! Let everyone in Israel say:

Douay-Rheims Bible
A gradual canticle. Often have they fought against me from my youth, let Israel now say.

New American Bible
A song of ascents. Viciously have they attacked me from my youth, let Israel say now.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A gradual canticle. Often have they fought against me from my youth, let Israel now say.

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3470. B.C.

534. A song of degrees. This Psalm was most probably composed in consequence of the opposition of the Samaritans.

Ezra 4:1 Now the enemies of Juda and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building a temple to the Lord the God of Israel.

Psalm 120:1 In my trouble I cried to the Lord: and he heard me.

Psalm 121:1 I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from whence help shall come to me.

Psalm 122:1 A gradual canticle. I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: We shall go into the house of the Lord.

Psalm 123:1 To thee have I lifted up my eyes, who dwellest in heaven.

Psalm 124:1 A gradual canticle. If it had not been that the Lord was with us, let Israel now say:

Psalm 125:1 A gradual canticle. They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Sion: he shall not be moved for ever that dwelleth

Psalm 126:1 A gradual canticle. When the Lord brought back the captivity of Sion, we became like men comforted.

Psalm 127:1 A gradual canticle of Solomon. Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it. Unless the Lord keep the city, he watcheth in vain that keepeth it.

Psalm 128:1 A gradual canticle. Blessed are all they that fear the Lord: that walk in his ways.

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Exodus 1:12-14,22 But the more they oppressed them, the more they were multiplied and increased. . . .

Exodus 5:7-19 You shall give straw no more to the people to make brick, as before; but let them go and gather straw. . . .

Judges 2:15 But whithersoever they meant to go, the hand of the Lord was upon them, as he had said, and as he had sworn to them: and they were greatly distressed.

Judges 10:8-12 And they were afflicted, and grievously oppressed for eighteen years, all they that dwelt beyond the Jordan in the land of the Amorrhite, who is in Galaad: . . .

1 Samuel 13:19 Now there was no smith to be found in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines had taken this precaution, lest the Hebrews should make them swords or spears.

Lamentations 1:3 Ghimel. Juda hath removed her dwelling place, because of her affliction, and the greatness of her bondage; she hath dwelt among the nations, and she hath found no rest; all her persecutors have taken her in the midst of straits.

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Jeremiah 2:2 Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying: Thus saith the Lord: I have remembered thee, pitying thy youth, and the love of thy espousals, when thou followedst me in the desert, in a land that is not sown.

Ezekiel 23:3 And they committed fornication in Egypt, in their youth they committed fornication: there were their breasts pressed down, and the teats of their virginity were bruised.

Hosea 2:15 And I will give her vinedressers out of the same place, and the valley of Achor for an opening of hope: and she shall sing there according to the days of her youth, and according to the days of her coming up out of the land of Egypt.

Hosea 11:1 As the morning passeth, so hath the king of Israel passed away. Because Israel was a child, and I loved him: and I called my son out of Egypt.

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Psalm 124:1 A gradual canticle. If it had not been that the Lord was with us, let Israel now say:

Context
The Cords of the Wicked
1A gradual canticle. Often have they fought against me from my youth, let Israel now say.2Often have they fought against me from my youth: but they could not prevail over me.…
Cross References
Exodus 1:11
Therefore he set over them masters of the works, to afflict them with burdens: and they built for Pharao cities of tabernacles, Phithom, and Ramesses.

Judges 3:8
And the Lord being angry with Israel, delivered them into the hands of Chusan Rasathaim, king of Mesopotamia, and they served him eight years.

Psalm 88:15
I am poor, and in labours from my youth: and being exalted have been humbled and troubled.

Psalm 124:1
A gradual canticle. If it had not been that the Lord was with us, let Israel now say:

Isaiah 47:12
Stand now with thy enchanters, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, in which thou hast laboured from thy youth, if so be it may profit thee any thing, or if thou mayst become stronger.

Jeremiah 2:2
Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying: Thus saith the Lord: I have remembered thee, pitying thy youth, and the love of thy espousals, when thou followedst me in the desert, in a land that is not sown.

Jeremiah 22:21
I spoke to thee in thy prosperity: and thou saidst: I will not hear: this hath been thy way from thy youth, because thou hast not heard my voice.

Ezekiel 16:22
And after all thy abominations, and fornications, thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked, and full of confusion, trodden under foot in thy own blood.

Hosea 2:15
And I will give her vinedressers out of the same place, and the valley of Achor for an opening of hope: and she shall sing there according to the days of her youth, and according to the days of her coming up out of the land of Egypt.

Hosea 11:1
As the morning passeth, so hath the king of Israel passed away. Because Israel was a child, and I loved him: and I called my son out of Egypt.

Additional Translations
A Song of Ascents. Many a time they have persecuted me from my youth—let Israel now declare—Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:

Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up, Let Israel now say,

A Song of Degrees. Many a time have they warred against me from my youth, let Israel now say:

{A Song of degrees.} Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth -- oh let Israel say --

A Song of Ascents. Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up, let Israel now say;

A Song of degrees. Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:

Many times they have afflicted me from my youth up. Let Israel now say,

A Song of the Ascents. Often they distressed me from my youth, Pray, let Israel say:
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