Psalm 129:5
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New International Version
May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.

New Living Translation
May all who hate Jerusalem be turned back in shameful defeat.

English Standard Version
May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward!

New American Standard Bible
May all who hate Zion Be put to shame and turned backward;

King James Bible
Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let all who hate Zion be driven back in disgrace.

International Standard Version
Let all who hate Zion be turned away and be ashamed.

NET Bible
May all who hate Zion be humiliated and turned back!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All the haters of Zion shall turn their backside.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Put to shame all those who hate Zion. Force them to retreat.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All those that hate Zion shall all be confounded and turned back.

King James 2000 Bible
Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

American King James Version
Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

American Standard Version
Let them be put to shame and turned backward, All they that hate Zion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Sion.

Darby Bible Translation
Let them be ashamed and turned backward, all that hate Zion;

English Revised Version
Let them be ashamed and turned backward, all they that hate Zion.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

World English Bible
Let them be disappointed and turned backward, all those who hate Zion.

Young's Literal Translation
Confounded and turn backward do all hating Zion.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

129:5-8 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Let them all be confounded; or, "they shall all be confounded," or "put to shame." And turned back. Made to turn their backs upon their foes. That hate Zion. That have shown themselves enemies to Israel. The main verbs are in the future tense, but may be taken as expressive either of a wish or of a confident expectation.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Let them all be confounded,.... Or "ashamed": as all the enemies of God's people will be sooner or later, either in this world, or however when Christ shall come in the clouds of heaven; or let them be disappointed of their views, aims, and ends, when they will be confounded, as disappointed persons are;

and turned back; from pursuing their designs and accomplishing them; as the Assyrian monarch was, who had a hook put into his nose, and a bridle in his lips, and was turned back by the way he came, Isaiah 37:29;

that hate Zion; the inhabitants of Zion, who are called out of the world, and separated from the men of it, and therefore hated by them; the King of Zion, the Messiah, whom they will not have to reign over them; the doctrines of the Gospel, the word that comes out of Zion, to which they are utter enemies; and the laws and ordinances of Zion, the discipline of God's house, which they cannot bear to be under and submit unto.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5, 6. The ill-rooted roof grass, which withers before it grows up and procures for those gathering it no harvest blessing (Ru 2:4), sets forth the utter uselessness and the rejection of the wicked.

Psalm 129:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Many Times they have Afflicted Me
4The LORD is righteous; He has cut in two the cords of the wicked. 5May all who hate Zion Be put to shame and turned backward; 6Let them be like grass upon the housetops, Which withers before it grows up;…
Cross References
Psalm 35:4
May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay.

Psalm 70:3
May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" turn back because of their shame.

Psalm 71:13
May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace.

Micah 4:11
But now many nations are gathered against you. They say, "Let her be defiled, let our eyes gloat over Zion!"
Treasury of Scripture

Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

be confounded

Psalm 83:4-11 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; …

Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.

Esther 6:13 And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that …

Esther 9:5 Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, …

Isaiah 10:12 Why it shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole …

Isaiah 37:22,28,29,35 This is the word which the LORD has spoken concerning him; The virgin, …

Zechariah 1:14-17 So the angel that communed with me said to me, Cry you, saying, Thus …

Zechariah 12:3,6 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all …

1 Corinthians 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

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