5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
5 May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.
5 May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward!
5 Oh, let all those who hate Zion grovel in humiliation;
5 Let all those who hate Zion Be put to shame and turned back.
5 May all who hate Jerusalem be turned back in shameful defeat.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 129:5
Commentary on Psalm 129:5-8
(Read Psalm 129:5-8)
While God's people shall flourish as the loaded palm-tree, or the green and fruitful olive, their enemies shall wither as the grass upon the house-tops, which in eastern countries are flat, and what grows there never ripens; so it is with the designs of God's enemies. No wise man will pray the Lord to bless these mowers or reapers. And when we remember how Jesus arose and reigns; how his people have been supported, like the burning but unconsumed bush, we shall not fear.