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Psalm 129


Psalm 129 is a vivid cry against injustice and oppression. The psalmist recounts the sufferings and torments faced by Israel from youth, using the metaphor of the plowmen plowing upon the back to describe the painful history. However, the psalm is not merely a complaint; it is a declaration of resilience and faith. Despite the afflictions, God's people have not been defeated, for the Lord is righteous and has cut the cords of the wicked. The psalm concludes with a pronouncement of judgment upon the oppressors and a blessing for those who love Jerusalem, affirming that God's justice will prevail.

Psalm 129

1 (A Song of degrees.) Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:

2 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.

3 The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.

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

5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

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

7 Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

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.

End of Psalms 129

1 Year Plan:  Nov 10 - Eze 17, Eze 18, Ps 129, Ps 130
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