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Psalm 129:2 ASV
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up: Yet they have not prevailed against me.
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Psalm 129:2 BBE
Great have been my troubles from the time when I was young, but my troubles have not overcome me.
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Psalm 129:2 CEB
from youth people have constantly attacked me— but they haven't beaten me!
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Psalm 129:2 CJB
since I was young they have often attacked me, but they haven't overcome me.
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Psalm 129:2 RHE
(128-2) Often have they fought against me from my youth: but they could not prevail over me.
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Psalm 129:2 ESV
"Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.
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Psalm 129:2 GW
"From the time I was young, people have attacked me, but they have never overpowered me.
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Psalm 129:2 GNT
"Ever since I was young, my enemies have persecuted me cruelly, but they have not overcome me.
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Psalm 129:2 HNV
Many times have they afflicted me from my youth up, Yet they have not prevailed against me.
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Psalm 129:2 CSB
Since my youth they have often attacked me, but they have not prevailed against me.
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Psalm 129:2 KJV
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.
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Psalm 129:2 LEB
"Too often they have attacked me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.
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Psalm 129:2 NAS
"Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have not prevailed against me.
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Psalm 129:2 NCV
They have treated me badly all my life, but they have not defeated me.
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Psalm 129:2 NIRV
Many times my enemies have beaten me down ever since I was a young nation, but they haven't won the battle.
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Psalm 129:2 NIV
they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.
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Psalm 129:2 NKJV
"Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth; Yet they have not prevailed against me.
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Psalm 129:2 NLT
from my earliest youth my enemies have persecuted me, but they have never been able to finish me off.
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Psalm 129:2 NRS
"often have they attacked me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.
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Psalm 129:2 RSV
"Sorely have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.
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Psalm 129:2 DBY
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth; yet they have not prevailed against me.
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Psalm 129:2 MSG
"They've kicked me around ever since I was young, but they never could keep me down.
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Psalm 129:2 WBT
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.
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Psalm 129:2 TMB
"many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.
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Psalm 129:2 TNIV
"they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.
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Psalm 129:2 WEB
Many times have they afflicted me from my youth up, Yet they have not prevailed against me.
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Psalm 129:2 WYC
Oft they [have] fought against me from my youth; and soothly they might not to me (Yea, they have often fought against me from my youth; but truly they could never overcome me.)
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Psalm 129:2 YLT
Often they distressed me from my youth, Yet they have not prevailed over me.
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Psalms 129 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 129

Thankfulness for former deliverances. (1-4) A believing prospect of the destruction of the enemies of Zion. (5-8)

Verses 1-4 The enemies of God's people have very barbarously endeavoured to wear out the saints of the Most High. But the church has been always graciously delivered. Christ has built his church upon a rock. And the Lord has many ways of disabling wicked men from doing the mischief they design against his church. The Lord is righteous in not suffering Israel to be ruined; he has promised to preserve a people to himself.

Verses 5-8 While God's people shall flourish as the loaded palm-tree, or the green and fruitful olive, their enemies shall wither as the grass upon the house-tops, which in eastern countries are flat, and what grows there never ripens; so it is with the designs of God's enemies. No wise man will pray the Lord to bless these mowers or reapers. And when we remember how Jesus arose and reigns; how his people have been supported, like the burning but unconsumed bush, we shall not fear.

Psalms 129 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 129

Psalms 129:1-8 . The people of God, often delivered from enemies, are confident of His favor, by their overthrow in the future.

1, 2. may Israel now say--or, "oh! let Israel say" ( Psalms 124:1 ). Israel's youth was the sojourn in Egypt ( Jeremiah 2:2 , Hosea 2:15 ).

2. prevailed--literally, "been able," that is, to accomplish their purpose against me ( Psalms 13:4 ).

3, 4. The ploughing is a figure of scourging, which most severe physical infliction aptly represents all kinds.

4. the cords--that is, which fasten the plough to the ox; and cutting denotes God's arresting the persecution;

5, 6. The ill-rooted roof grass, which withers before it grows up and procures for those gathering it no harvest blessing ( Ruth 2:4 ), sets forth the utter uselessness and the rejection of the wicked.