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

New Living Translation
From my earliest youth my enemies have persecuted me, but they have never defeated me.

English Standard Version
“Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.

Berean Study Bible
many a time they have persecuted me from my youth, but they have not prevailed against me.

New American Standard Bible
"Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have not prevailed against me.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Since my youth they have often attacked me, but they have not prevailed against me.

Contemporary English Version
"Since the time I was young, enemies have often attacked! But they have not defeated me,

Good News Translation
"Ever since I was young, my enemies have persecuted me cruelly, but they have not overcome me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since my youth they have often attacked me, but they have not prevailed against me.

International Standard Version
"Since my youth they have often persecuted me, yet they haven't defeated me.

NET Bible
"Since my youth they have often attacked me, but they have not defeated me.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“My torturers have increased from my youth and they have not prevailed over my power.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"From the time I was young, people have attacked me, but they have never overpowered me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Much have they afflicted me from my youth up; But they have not prevailed against me.

New American Standard 1977
“Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have not prevailed against me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth; yet they have not prevailed against me.

King James 2000 Bible
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.

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

American Standard Version
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up: Yet they have not prevailed against me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Many a time have they warred against me from my youth: and yet they prevailed not against me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Often have they fought against me from my youth: but they could not prevail over me.

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

English Revised Version
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up: yet they have not prevailed against me.

Webster's 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.
Study Bible
The Cords of the Wicked
1A Song of Ascents. Many a time they have persecuted me from my youth—let Israel now declare— 2many a time they have persecuted me from my youth, but they have not prevailed against me. 3The plowmen plowed over my back; they made their furrows long.…
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 prevail against it.

2 Corinthians 4:8
We are pressed on all sides, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;

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

Psalm 129:3
The plowmen plowed over my back; they made their furrows long.

Jeremiah 1:19
They will fight against you but never overcome you, since I am with you to rescue you," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 15:20
Then 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 save you and deliver you. declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 20:11
But the LORD is with me like a fearsome warrior. Therefore, my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. Since they have not succeeded, they will be utterly put to shame, with an everlasting disgrace that will never be forgotten.

Treasury of Scripture

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

yet they have

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

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

Psalm 125:1
A Song of degrees. They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.







Lexicon
many a time
רַ֭בַּת (rab·baṯ)
Adjective - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

they have persecuted me
צְרָר֣וּנִי (ṣə·rā·rū·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6887: To bind, tie up, be restricted, narrow, scant, or cramped

from my youth,
מִנְּעוּרָ֑י (min·nə·‘ū·rāy)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5271: Youth, the state, the persons

but
גַּ֝ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

they have not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

prevailed
יָ֥כְלוּ (yā·ḵə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3201: To be able, have power

against me.
לִֽי׃ (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew
Verse 2. - Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth. The repetition emphasizes the fact of Israel's long and bitter suffering. Yet they have not prevailed against me. Israel has not been given as a prey to the heathen's teeth (Psalm 124:6). She is still a nation, unsubdued; she holds her own; the struggle is not ended. 129:1-4 The enemies of God's people have very barbarously endeavoured to wear out the saints of the Most High. But the church has been always graciously delivered. Christ has built his church upon a rock. And the Lord has many ways of disabling wicked men from doing the mischief they design against his church. The Lord is righteous in not suffering Israel to be ruined; he has promised to preserve a people to himself.
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