Psalm 129:6
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King James Version
Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:

Darby Bible Translation
Let them be as the grass upon the house-tops, which withereth before it is plucked up,

World English Bible
Let them be as the grass on the housetops, which withers before it grows up;

Young's Literal Translation
They are as grass of the roofs, That before it was drawn out withereth,

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Geneva Study Bible

{c} Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:

(c) The enemies who lift themselves high, and as it were approach the Sun, are consumed with the heat of God's wrath, because they are not grounded in godly humility.Psalm 129:6 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
Matthew 10:27
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

2 Kings 19:26
Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

Psalm 37:2
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

Isaiah 37:27
Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

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