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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 129

Verse 1

Title. A Song of degrees. Same as 120. See App-67 .

Verse 2

Many a time. Figure of speech Anaphora ( App-6 ), being repeated from Psalms 129:1 .

Yet = Nevertheless. Hebrew. gam, as in Psalms 119:24 ("also"); Ezekiel 16:28 . Ecclesiastes 6:7 . Not "reduplicated by mistake, and then spelled differently to make sense", as is alleged by modern criticism.

Verse 3

The plowers. No Art.

Verse 4

The LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah.

righteous = just: i.e. in His judgments.

cords: i.e. of bondage. Compare Psalms 2:3 .

the wicked = lawless ones. Hebrew. rasha'. App-44 .

Verse 5

Zion. See App-68 .

Verse 6

as the grass = as grass. The reference in verses: Psalms 129:6 , Psalms 129:7 is not to "Egyptian monuments", but to the reply of Jehovah concerning Sennacherib, which Hezekiah quotes here. Compare 2 Kings 19:25 , 2 Kings 19:26 . Isaiah 37:27 .

groweth up. Either unsheatheth itself into flower, or is plucked up (as Septuagint and Vulgate)

Verse 8

name. See note on Psalms 20:1 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 129". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.