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Psalms 129:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Jehovah is righteous: He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The LORD [is] righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The LORD is righteous; He has cut in two the cords of the wicked.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The LORD [is] righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jehovah is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yahweh, is righteous, He hath cut asunder the cords of the lawless.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Jehovah [is] righteous, He hath cut asunder cords of the wicked.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The Lord who is just will cut the necks of sinners:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The LORD [is] righteous: hee hath cut asunder the cordes of the wicked.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The righteous Lord has cut asunder the necks of sinners.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yahweh [is] righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[is] righteous: 6662
{6662} Prime
צַדִּיק
tsaddiyq
{tsad-deek'}
From H6663; just.
he hath cut asunder 7112
{7112} Prime
קָצַץ
qatsats
{kaw-tsats'}
A primitive root; to chop off (literally or figuratively).
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
the cords 5688
{5688} Prime
עֲבֹת
`aboth
{ab-oth'}
The same as H5687; something intwined, that is, a string, wreath or foliage.
of the wicked. 7563
{7563} Prime
רָשָׁע
rasha`
{raw-shaw'}
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 129:3-4.


Psalms 129:4

_ _ the cords — that is, which fasten the plough to the ox; and cutting denotes God’s arresting the persecution;

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 129:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 129:4

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

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 129:4

The LORD [is] (b) righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

(b) Because God is righteous, he cannot but plague his adversary, and deliver his as oxen out of the plough.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
The LORD[YHWH]:

Ezra 9:15 O LORD God of Israel, thou [art] righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as [it is] this day: behold, we [are] before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before thee because of this.
Nehemiah 9:33 Howbeit thou [art] just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast 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: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
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 [belongeth] unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, [that are] near, and [that are] far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.

cut asunder:

Psalms 124:6-7 Blessed [be] the LORD, who hath not given us [as] a prey to their teeth. ... Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
Psalms 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. ... Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].
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Ezr 9:15. Ne 9:33. Ps 124:6; 140:5. Lm 1:18; 3:22. Dn 9:7.

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