Often have they fought against me from my youth.
V. Let Israel now say: Often have they fought against me from my youth.
V. Yet, they have not prevailed against me: my back has become an anvil for the hammering of sinners.
V. They have long oppressed me with their iniquities. But the Lord of justice will break the neck of sinners.
Ps. 128:1-4The battle of sin and rebellion against God is the plot of the story of salvation history. But God, using love as an anvil and mercy as a hammer, continues to call us back to Him and reforms our lives to His will.