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Psalms 126



1The church, celebrating her incredible return out of captivity, 4 prays for, and prophesies the good success thereof.

Verse 1
When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
&) A Song of degrees. This Psalm evidently appears to have been composed in consequence of the proclamation of Cyrus in favour of the Jews, giving them leave to return to their own land, and rebuild their city and temple.
120:1; 121:1; 122:1; 123:1; 124:1; 125:1; *titles
turned again, etc
Heb. returned the returning of Zion.
53:6; 85:1; Ezra 1:1-11; Job 42:10; Jeremiah 31:8-10; Hosea 6:11; Joel 3:1
we were like
Job 9:16; Mark 16:11; Luke 24:11,41; Acts 12:9,14-16

Verse 2
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.
Then was
14:7; 53:6; 106:47,48; Ezra 3:11; Job 8:21; Isaiah 35:10; 49:9-13; Jeremiah 31:12,13; 33:11; Revelation 11:15-17
then said
Numbers 23:23; Joshua 2:9-11; 9:9,10; Nehemiah 6:16; Zechariah 8:22,23; Romans 11:15
done great thing for them
Heb. magnified to do with them.

Verse 3
The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
18:50; 31:19; 66:5,6; 68:7,8,22; Ezra 7:27,28; Isaiah 11:11-16; 12:4-6; Isaiah 51:9-11; 52:9,10; 66:14; Luke 1:46,49; Ephesians 1:18-22; Revelation 12:10; Revelation 19:1-7

Verse 4
Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.
Turn again
1; 85:4; Hosea 1:11
as the streams
Joshua 3:16; Isaiah 41:18

Verse 5
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
that sow
137:1; Isaiah 12:1-3; Jeremiah 31:9-13; Joel 2:17,23; Matthew 5:4; John 16:20-22; 2 Corinthians 7:8-11
or, singing.

Verse 6
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
that goeth
30:5; Job 11:13-17; Isaiah 61:3; Jeremiah 50:4,5; Galatians 6:7,8
precious seed
or, seed basket. shall doubtless.
Isaiah 9:2,3; Luke 15:18-24; Acts 16:29-34; Revelation 7:15-17


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 126:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge".

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