The people of God, often delivered from enemies, are confident of His
favor, by their overthrow in the future.
1, 2. may Israel now say--or, "oh! let Israel say"
Israel's youth was the sojourn in Egypt
2. prevailed--literally, "been able," that is, to accomplish their
purpose against me
3, 4. The ploughing is a figure of scourging, which most severe
physical infliction aptly represents all kinds.
4. the cords--that is, which fasten the plough to the ox; and
cutting denotes God's arresting the persecution;
5, 6. The ill-rooted roof grass, which withers before it grows up and
procures for those gathering it no harvest blessing
sets forth the utter uselessness and the rejection of the wicked.