Psalm One Hundred and Twenty Nine

by Dr. Henry M. Morris

(taken from the Defender's Study Bible)

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A Song of degrees.

Psalm 129:1 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:

Psalm 129:2 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.

Psalm 129:3 The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.

Psalm 129:4 The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

Psalm 129:5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

confounded and turned back. There will be opposition from the ungodly on every believer “from my youth” (Psalm 129:1), but such will eventually come to nought (note Psalm 37:35-38).

Psalm 129:6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:

Psalm 129:7 Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

Psalm 129:8 Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.