Psalm 129:7
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English Standard Version
with which the reaper does not fill his hand nor the binder of sheaves his arms,

King James Bible
Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

American Standard Version
Wherewith the reaper filleth not his hand, Nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand: nor he that gathereth sheaves his bosom.

English Revised Version
Wherewith the reaper filleth not his hand, nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

Webster's Bible Translation
With which the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves, his bosom.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Israel is gratefully to confess that, however much and sorely it was oppressed, it still has not succumbed. רבּת, together with רבּה, has occurred already in Psalm 65:10; Psalm 62:3, and it becomes usual in the post-exilic language, Psalm 120:6; Psalm 123:4, 2 Chronicles 30:18; Syriac rebath. The expression "from my youth" glances back to the time of the Egyptian bondage; for the time of the sojourn in Egypt was the time of Israel's youth (Hosea 2:17, Hosea 11:1, Jeremiah 2:2; Ezekiel 23:3). The protasis Psalm 129:1 is repeated in an interlinked, chain-like conjunction in order to complete the thought; for Psalm 129:2 is the turning-point, where גּם, having reference to the whole negative clause, signifies "also" in the sense of "nevertheless," ὅμως (synon. בּכל־בּכל), as in Ezekiel 16:28; Ecclesiastes 6:7, cf. above, Psalm 119:24 : although they oppressed me much and sore, yet have they not overpowered me (the construction is like Numbers 13:30, and frequently).

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he that bindeth

Psalm 126:6 He that goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Isaiah 17:10,11 Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not been mindful of the rock of your strength...

Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it has no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield...

Galatians 6:8 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption...

Cross References
Psalm 79:12
Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord!

Joel 2:5
As with the rumbling of chariots, they leap on the tops of the mountains, like the crackling of a flame of fire devouring the stubble, like a powerful army drawn up for battle.

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