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|See commentary for Psalms 128-137 | Bible Dictionary | Chronological|
An exhortation to praise God for saving Israel in their great afflictions.
A Song of Ascents.
129:1 Many times they have afflicted me from my youth up.
Let Israel now say,
129:2 many times they have afflicted me from my youth up,
yet they have not prevailed against me.
129:3 The plowers plowed on my back.
They made their furrows long.
129:4 Yahweh is righteous.
He has cut apart the cords of the wicked.
The haters of the church are cursed.
129:5 Let them be disappointed and turned backward,
all those who hate Zion.
129:6 Let them be as the grass on the housetops,
which withers before it grows up;
129:7 with which the reaper doesn’t fill his hand,
nor he who binds sheaves, his bosom.
129:8 Neither do those who go by say,
“The blessing of Yahweh be on you.
We bless you in the name of Yahweh.”