Psalm 129:4
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English Standard Version
The LORD is righteous; he has cut the cords of the wicked.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord who is just will cut the necks of sinners:

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

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Pointing back to this charming picture of family life, the poet goes on to say: behold, for thus equals behold, thus is the man actually blessed who fears Jahve. כּי confirms the reality of the matter of fact to which the הנּה points. The promissory future in Psalm 128:5 is followed by imperatives which call upon the God-fearing man at once to do that which, in accordance with the promises, stands before him as certain. מציּון as in Psalm 134:3; Psalm 20:3. בּנים לבניך instead of בּני בניך gives a designed indefiniteness to the first member of the combination. Every blessing the individual enjoys comes from the God of salvation, who has taken up His abode in Zion, and is perfected in participation in the prosperity of the holy city and of the whole church, of which it is the centre. A New Testament song would here open up the prospect of the heavenly Jerusalem. But the character of limitation to this present world that is stamped upon the Old Testament does not admit of this. The promise refers only to a present participation in the well-being of Jerusalem (Zechariah 8:15) and to long life prolonged in one's children's children; and in this sense calls down intercessorily peace upon Israel in all its members, and in all places and all ages.

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the Lord

Ezra 9:15 O LORD God of Israel, you are righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before you in our trespasses...

Nehemiah 9:33 However, you are just in all that is brought on us; for you have done right, but we have done wickedly:

Lamentations 1:18 The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow...

Lamentations 3:22 It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

Daniel 9:7 O LORD, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah...

cut asunder

Psalm 124:6,7 Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as a prey to their teeth...

Psalm 140:5-11 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah...

Cross References
Exodus 9:27
Then Pharaoh sent and called Moses and Aaron and said to them, "This time I have sinned; the LORD is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong.

Psalm 119:137
Righteous are you, O LORD, and right are your rules.

Psalm 129:3
The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows."

Psalm 140:5
The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net; beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah

Jeremiah 12:1
Righteous are you, O LORD, when I complain to you; yet I would plead my case before you. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all who are treacherous thrive?

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