Psalm 129:2
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New International Version
"they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.

King James Bible
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.

Darby Bible Translation
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth; yet they have not prevailed against me.

World English Bible
many times they have afflicted me from my youth up, yet they have not prevailed against me.

Young's Literal Translation
Often they distressed me from my youth, Yet they have not prevailed over me.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Yet they have not prevailed - They endeavored to annihilate us as a people; but God still preserves us as his own nation.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

yet they have

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

Psalm 118:13 You have thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

Psalm 125:1 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but stays for ever.

Job 5:19 He shall deliver you in six troubles: yes, in seven there shall no evil touch you.

Matthew 16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril...

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer...

Revelation 12:8,9 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven...

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Voluntary Suffering
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. T hat which often passes amongst men for resolution, and the proof of a noble, courageous spirit, is, in reality, the effect of a weak and little mind. At least, it is chiefly owing to the presence of certain circumstances, which have a greater influence upon the conduct, than any inherent principle. Thus may persons who appear to set death and danger at defiance in the hour
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Cross References
Matthew 16:18
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

2 Corinthians 4:8
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;

2 Corinthians 4:9
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

Psalm 129:3
Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.

Jeremiah 1:19
They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 15:20
I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 20:11
But the LORD is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten.

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