Psalm 129:2 {128:2}
Good News Translation
"Ever since I was young, my enemies have persecuted me cruelly, but they have not overcome me.

Contemporary English Version
"Since the time I was young, enemies have often attacked! But they have not defeated me,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Often have they fought against me from my youth: but they could not prevail over me.

New American Bible
Viciously have they attacked me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Often have they fought against me from my youth: but they could not prevail over me.

yet they have

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the just; but out of them all will the Lord deliver them.

Psalm 118:13 Being pushed I was overturned that I might fall: but the Lord supported me.

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

Job 5:19 In six troubles he shall deliver thee, and in the seventh, evil shall not touch thee.

Matthew 16:18 And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Romans 8:35-39 Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? Or distress? Or famine? Or nakedness? Or danger? Or persecution? Or the sword? . . .

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress. But have confidence. I have overcome the world.

Revelation 12:8,9 And they prevailed not: neither was their place found any more in heaven. . . .

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.3The wicked have wrought upon my back: they have lengthened their iniquity.…
Cross References
Matthew 16:18
And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

2 Corinthians 4:8
In all things we suffer tribulation: but are not distressed. We are straitened: but are not destitute.

2 Corinthians 4:9
We suffer persecution: but are not forsaken. We are cast down: but we perish not.

Psalm 129:3
The wicked have wrought upon my back: they have lengthened their iniquity.

Jeremiah 1:19
And they shall fight against them, and shall not prevail: for I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee.

Jeremiah 15:20
And I will make thee to this people as a strong wall of brass: and they shall fight against thee, and shall not prevail: for I am with thee to save thee, and to deliver thee, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 20:11
But the Lord is with me as a strong warrior: therefore they that persecute me shall fall, and shall be weak: they shall be greatly confounded, because they have not understood the everlasting reproach, which never shall be effaced.

Additional Translations
many a time they have persecuted me from my youth, but they have not prevailed against me.Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.

Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up: Yet they have not prevailed against me.

Many a time have they warred against me from my youth: and yet they prevailed not against me.

Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth; yet they have not prevailed against me.

Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up: yet they have not prevailed against me.

Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.

many times they have afflicted me from my youth up, yet they have not prevailed against me.

Often they distressed me from my youth, Yet they have not prevailed over me.
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