Psalm 129:1
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King James Version
A Song of degrees. Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:

Darby Bible Translation
{A Song of degrees.} Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth oh let Israel say --

World English Bible
Many times they have afflicted me from my youth up. Let Israel now say,

Young's Literal Translation
A Song of the Ascents. Often they distressed me from my youth, Pray, let Israel say:

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King James Translators' Notes

Many...: or, Much

Geneva Study Bible

A Song of degrees. Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may {a} Israel now say:

(a) The Church now afflicted should remember how her condition has always been such from the beginning to be molested most grievously by the wicked, yet in time it has always been delivered.

Scofield Reference Notes

Margin A Song of degrees

See title note; See Scofield Note: "Ps 120:1".Psalm 129:1 Parallel Commentaries

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The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 1:11
Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.

Judges 3:8
Therefore the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Chushanrishathaim eight years.

Psalm 88:15
I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

Psalm 124:1
A Song of degrees of David. If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;

Isaiah 47:12
Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.

Jeremiah 2:2
Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

Jeremiah 22:21
I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.

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