The psalmist, speaking for the returned exiles, recalled the joy that they
experienced when the
They were greatly comforted and filled with
laughter and joy.
Comfort is suggested by the words “men restored to health” (niv
marg.; these words fit the
situation better than men who dreamed;
cf. Isa. 38:16, and are well
supported by various versions and the Dead Sea Scrolls). Also
the nations realized that
things for His people. It was a time of
jubilation after a time of great sadness (cf. Ps. 137).
margin, marginal reading
Walvoord, John F. ; Zuck, Roy B. ;
Dallas Theological Seminary: The Bible Knowledge Commentary : An
Exposition of the Scriptures. Wheaton, IL : Victor Books,
1983-c1985, S. 1:884
Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.
never pretends that this life will be free of hardship or pain, but He
insists that, for those who know and love Him, our tears are nothing but
seeds that will bloom one day into enormous trees of joy.
Stanley, Charles F.: The Charles
F. Stanley Life Principles Bible : New King James Version.
Nashville, TN : Nelson Bibles, 2005, S. Ps 126:5