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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 129

 

 

Introduction
1An exhortation to praise God for saving Israel in their great afflictions.
5The haters of the church are cursed.

Verse 1
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:
A. M. 3470. B.C. 534. (Title.) A Song of degrees. This Psalm was most probably composed in consequence of the opposition of the Samaritans
Ezra 4:1-23; Psalms 120:1; 121:1; 122:1; 123:1; 124:1; 125:1; 126:1; 127:1; *titles; 128:1; *title
Many
or, Much. have they.
Exodus 1:12-14,22; 5:7-19; Judges 2:15; 10:8-12; 1 Samuel 13:19; Lamentations 1:3
from
Jeremiah 2:2; Ezekiel 23:3; Hosea 2:15; 11:1
may
124:1

Verse 2
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.
yet they have
34:19; 118:13; 125:1; Job 5:19; Matthew 16:18; Romans 8:35-39; John 16:33; Revelation 12:8,9

Verse 3
The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
The plowers
141:7; Isaiah 51:23

Verse 4
The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
The Lord
Ezra 9:15; Nehemiah 9:33; Lamentations 1:18; 3:22; Daniel 9:7
cut asunder
124:6,7; 140:5-11

Verse 5
Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
be confounded
83:4-11; 122:6; Esther 6:13; 9:5; Isaiah 10:12; 37:22,28,29,35; Zechariah 1:14-17; 12:3,6; 1 Corinthians 16:22

Verse 6
Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:
as the grass
37:2; 92:7; Jeremiah 17:5,6; Matthew 13:6

Verse 7
Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
he that bindeth
126:6; Isaiah 17:10,11; Hosea 8:7; Galatians 6:8

Verse 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.
The blessing
118:26; Ruth 2:4

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 129:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-129.html.

Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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