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Psalms 129



Verse 1-2

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

may Israel now say — or, “oh! let Israel say” (Psalm 124:1). Israel‘s youth was the sojourn in Egypt (Jeremiah 2:2; Hosea 2:15).

Verse 2

prevailed — literally, “been able,” that is, to accomplish their purpose against me (Psalm 13:4).

Verse 3-4

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

Verse 4

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

Verse 5-6

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


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These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.
This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.

Bibliography Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 129:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.

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