3 The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.

Other Translations of Psalm 129:3

New International Version

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

English Standard Version

3 The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows."

The Message

3 Their plowmen plowed long furrows up and down my back;

New King James Version

3 The plowers plowed on my back; They made their furrows long."

New Living Translation

3 My back is covered with cuts, as if a farmer had plowed long furrows.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 129:3

Commentary on Psalm 129:1-4

(Read Psalm 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.