Psalm 129 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Persecuted But Not Defeated
129 A song of the stairway
1 Let all Israel admit it.
From our very beginning we have been persecuted by the nations.
2 And from our very beginning
we have faced never-ending discrimination.
Nevertheless, our enemies have not defeated us. We’re still here!
3 They have hurt us more than can be expressed,
ripping us to shreds, cutting deeply into our souls.
4 But no matter what, the Lord is good to us.
He is a righteous God who stood to defend us,
breaking the chains of the evil ones that bound us.
5 May all who hate the Jews
fall back in disgrace to a shameful defeat!
6 Let them be like grass planted in shallow soil
that soon withers with no sustenance.
7 Let them be like weeds ignored by the reaper
and worthless to the harvester.
8 Let no one who sees them say,
“May the blessings of Jehovah be upon your life.
May the Lord bless you.”