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A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments, by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown [1882] at

Psalms Chapter 129

Psalms 129:1

psa 129:1

The people of God, often delivered from enemies, are confident of His favor, by their overthrow in the future. (Psa 129:1-8)

may Israel now say--or, "oh! let Israel say" (Psa 124:1). Israel's youth was the sojourn in Egypt (Jer 2:2; Hos 2:15).

Psalms 129:2

psa 129:2

prevailed--literally, "been able," that is, to accomplish their purpose against me (Psa 13:4).

Psalms 129:3

psa 129:3

The ploughing is a figure of scourging, which most severe physical infliction aptly represents all kinds.

Psalms 129:4

psa 129:4

the cords--that is, which fasten the plough to the ox; and cutting denotes God's arresting the persecution;

Psalms 129:5

psa 129:5

The ill-rooted roof grass, which withers before it grows up and procures for those gathering it no harvest blessing (Rut 2:4), sets forth the utter uselessness and the rejection of the wicked.

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