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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 129



Verse 1

Title. A Song of degrees. Same as 120. See App-67.

Verse 2

Many a time. Figure of speech Anaphora (App-6), being repeated from Psalms 129:1.

Yet = Nevertheless. Hebrew. gam, as in Psalms 119:24 ("also"); Ezekiel 16:28. Ecclesiastes 6:7. Not "reduplicated by mistake, and then spelled differently to make sense", as is alleged by modern criticism.

Verse 3

The plowers. No Art.

Verse 4

The LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah.

righteous = just: i.e. in His judgments.

cords: i.e. of bondage. Compare Psalms 2:3.

the wicked = lawless ones. Hebrew. rasha". App-44.

Verse 5

Zion. See App-68.

Verse 6

as the grass = as grass. The reference in verses: Psalms 129:6, Psalms 129:7 is not to "Egyptian monuments", but to the reply of Jehovah concerning Sennacherib, which Hezekiah quotes here. Compare 2 Kings 19:25, 2 Kings 19:26. Isaiah 37:27.

groweth up. Either unsheatheth itself into flower, or is plucked up (as Septuagint and Vulgate)

Verse 8

name. See note on Psalms 20:1.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 129:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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