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Psalms 129:4

    Psalms 129:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah is righteous: He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord is true: the cords of the evil-doers are broken in two.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah is righteous: He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh is righteous. He has cut apart the cords of the wicked.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Psalms 129:4

    Asunder - Apart from one another.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 129:4

    The Lord - hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked - The words have been applied to the sufferings of Christ; but I know not on what authority. No such scourging could take place in his case, as would justify the expression: -

    "The ploughers made long furrows there,

    Till all his body was one wound."

    It is not likely that he received more than thirty-nine stripes. The last line is an unwarranted assertion.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 129:4

    The Lord is righteous - Righteous in permitting this; righteous in what he has done, and will do, in the treatment of those who inflict such wrongs. We may now safely commit our cause to him in view of what he has done in the past. He was not indifferent then to our sufferings, or deaf to the eries of his people; he interposed and punished the oppressors of his people, and we may trust him still.

    He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked - By which they bound us. He did this in our "youth;" when we were oppressed and beaten in Egypt. Then he interposed, and set us free.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 129:4

    129:4 Righteous - Faithful or merciful. The cords - Wherewith the plow was drawn. By these cords he understands all their plots and endeavours.