126 1 This Psalm was made after the return of the people from Babylon, and showeth that the means of their deliverance was wonderful after the seventy years of captivity forspoken by Jeremiah, in Jer. 25:12 and 29:10.
A song of degrees, or Psalm of David.
1 When the Lord brought again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that [a]dream.
2 Then was our mouth [b]filled with laughter, and our tongue with joy: then said they among the [c]heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.
3 The Lord hath done great things for us, whereof we rejoice.
4 O Lord, bring again our captivity, as the [d]rivers in the South.
5 They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy.
6 They went weeping, and carried [e]precious seed: but they shall return with joy, and bring their sheaves.
Psalm 126:1Their deliverance was as a thing incredible, and therefore took away all excuse of ingratitude.
Psalm 126:2He showeth how the godly ought to rejoice when God gathereth his Church or delivereth it.
Psalm 126:2If the infidels confess God’s wonderful work, the faithful can never show themselves sufficiently thankful.
Psalm 126:4It is no more impossible to God to deliver his people, than to cause the rivers to run in the wilderness and barren places.
Psalm 126:6That is, seed which was scarce and dear: meaning, that they which trusted in God’s promise to return, had their desire.
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