The Psalms

Psalm 126

The church, celebrating her incredible return out of captivity, 1-3, prays for and prophesies the good success thereof, 4-6.

1 [A Song of Degrees.] When the LORD turned back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream.

2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the heathen, "The LORD has done great things for them."

3 The LORD has done great things for us, of which we are glad.

4 Turn back our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.

5 Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.

6 He who goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless return with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 126