Compare Translations for Psalm 129:3

Psalm 129:3 ASV
The plowers plowed upon my back; They made long their furrows.
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Psalm 129:3 BBE
The ploughmen were ploughing on my back; long were the wounds they made.
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Psalm 129:3 CEB
They plowed my back like farmers; they made their furrows deep.
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Psalm 129:3 CJB
The plowmen plowed on my back; wounding me with long furrows.
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Psalm 129:3 RHE
(128-3) The wicked have wrought upon my back: they have lengthened their iniquity.
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Psalm 129:3 ESV
The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows."
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Psalm 129:3 GW
They have plowed my back [like farmers plow fields]. They made long slashes [like furrows]."
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Psalm 129:3 GNT
They cut deep wounds in my back and made it like a plowed field.
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Psalm 129:3 HNV
The plowers plowed on my back. They made their furrows long.
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Psalm 129:3 CSB
Plowmen plowed over my back; they made their furrows long.
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Psalm 129:3 KJV
The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows .
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Psalm 129:3 LEB
On my back plowmen have plowed. They have made their furrows long."
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Psalm 129:3 NAS
"The plowers plowed upon my back ; They lengthened their furrows."
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Psalm 129:3 NCV
Like farmers plowing, they plowed over my back, making long wounds.
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Psalm 129:3 NIRV
They have made deep wounds in my back. It looks like a field a farmer has plowed.
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Psalm 129:3 NIV
Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
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Psalm 129:3 NKJV
The plowers plowed on my back; They made their furrows long."
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Psalm 129:3 NLT
My back is covered with cuts, as if a farmer had plowed long furrows.
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Psalm 129:3 NRS
The plowers plowed on my back; they made their furrows long."
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Psalm 129:3 RSV
The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows."
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Psalm 129:3 DBY
The ploughers ploughed upon my back; they made long their furrows.
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Psalm 129:3 MSG
Their plowmen plowed long furrows up and down my back;
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Psalm 129:3 WBT
The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
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Psalm 129:3 TMB
The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows."
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Psalm 129:3 TNIV
Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
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Psalm 129:3 WEB
The plowers plowed on my back. They made their furrows long.
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Psalm 129:3 WYC
Sinners forged on my back; they made long their wickedness. (The sinners scourged my back; they made their furrows deep and long in me.)
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Psalm 129:3 YLT
Over my back have ploughers ploughed, They have made long their furrows.
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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.