We join Pastor David Crespo in the book of Psalms today and head to Psalm one hundred twenty-six, a Psalm that recounts a time in the history of Israel, when, they as the children of God, returned to the Lord and the Lord delivered them out of their Babylonian captivit and brought them back to their homeland. We learn from the text four things a child of God can expect when they return to the Lord. Let’s listen in to learn more!
Psalm 126 New King James Version
A Joyful Return to Zion
A Song of Ascents.
126 When the Lord brought back [a]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 [b]nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
3 The Lord has done great things for us,
And we are glad.
4 Bring back our captivity, O Lord,
As the streams in the South.
5 Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
6 He who continually goes [c]forth weeping,
Bearing [d]seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again [e]with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.
a. Psalm 126:1 Those of the captivity
b. Psalm 126:2 Gentiles
c. Psalm 126:6 to and fro
d. Psalm 126:6 Lit. a bag of seed for sowing
e. Psalm 126:6 with shouts of joy
New King James Version (NKJV)
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