Psalm 129 Outline
– The Israelites used to be oppressed by the enemy nations (Psalm 129:1-4)
– The psalmist prayed that God take vengeance against the enemies (Psalm 129:5-8)
Psalm 129 Summary
In Psalm 129:1-4, the Israelites used to be oppressed by the enemy nations before kings ruled over them. They disobeyed God and went after idolatry so God sent the enemy nations to attack them. Then, they repented and cried out to God. God had compassion on them and raised up judges to deliver them from the enemies. After the judge delivered them from the enemies, they rebelled against God again. Then, they repented and God raise another judge to deliver them again. This cycle kept on repeating until kings ruled over them.
In Psalm 129:5-8, the psalmist prayed that God take vengeance against the enemies and not let them prosper.
Psalm 129 Bible Study
1. Don’t revenge against your enemies
We must never take revenge against our enemies. However, you can tell God to deal with your enemies. In Romans 12:19, dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. In Romans 12:17, Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. In 2 Timothy 4:14, Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works.