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Psalms 126:5

    Psalms 126:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Those who put in seed with weeping will get in the grain with cries of joy.

    Webster's Revision

    They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

    World English Bible

    Those who sow in tears will reap in joy.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 126:5

    They that sow in tears shall reap in joy - This is either a maxim which they gather from their own history, or it is a fact which they are now witnessing. We see the benefit of humbling ourselves under the mighty hand of God; we have now a sweet return for our bitter tears. Or, We have sown in tears; now we reap in joy. We are restored after a long and afflicting captivity to our own country, to peace, and to happiness.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 126:5

    They that sow in tears shall reap in joy - Though the sowing of seed is a work of labor and sorrow - often a work so burdening the farmer that he weeps - yet the return - the harvest - is accompanied with rejoicing. The truth is expressed in a general form, as illustrating the idea that enterprises which are begun under many difficulties, and which require much labor, will be crowned with success, and that the joy is more than an equivalent for all the weariness and sorrow. Thus it is in respect to the toil of the farmer; the cares and anxieties of the student; the work of conversion and repentance; the labors of the Christian pastor; the efforts of the Sabbath-school teacher; the faithfulness of the Christian parent; the endeavors of a church for a revival of religion; the zeal and sacrifice of the Christian missionary. The particular, allusion here is to the exiles, in their long and weary march to their native land. It was a work of toil and tears, but there would be joy, like that of the harvest, when, their long journey over they should again come to their native land. Compare Isaiah 9:3.