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Bible Commentaries

Wesley's Explanatory Notes
Psalms 129

 

 

Verse 1

Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:

From my youth — From the time that I was a people.


Verse 4

The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

Righteous — Faithful or merciful.

The cords — Wherewith the plow was drawn. By these cords he understands all their plots and endeavours.


Verse 6

Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:

House-tops — Which there were flat.

Which — Having no deep root, never comes to maturity. And so all their designs shall be abortive.


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 — Which was an usual salutation given by passengers to reapers: so the meaning is, it never continues 'till the harvest comes.

 


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Bibliography Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 129:4". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-129.html. 1765.

Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, December 14th, 2019
the Second Week of Advent
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