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1 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.

3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

4 Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 125

Those returned out of Captivity are to be thankful. (1-3)
Those yet in Captivity are encouraged. (4-6)

1-3 It is good to observe how God's deliverances of the Church
are for us, that we may rejoice in them. And how ought
Redemption from the wrath to come, from the power of Sin and of
Satan, to be valued! The sinner convinced of his guilt and
danger, when By looking to a crucified Saviour he receives peace
to his Conscience, and power to break off his sins, often can
scarcely believe that the prospect which opens to him is a

4-6 The beginnings of mercies encourage us to pray for the
completion of them. And while we are in this world there will be
matter for Prayer, even when we are most furnished with matter
for praise. Suffering saints are often in tears; they share the
calamities of human Life, and commonly have a greater share than
others. But they sow in tears; they do the duty of an afflicted
state. Weeping must not hinder sowing; we must get good from
times of affliction. And they that sow, in the tears of godly
sorrow, to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap Life
Everlasting; and that will be a joyful Harvest indeed. Blessed
are those that Mourn, for they shall be for ever comforted. When
we Mourn for our sins, or suffer for Christ's sake, we are
sowing in tears, to reap in joy. And remember that God is not
mocked; for whatever a Man soweth that shall he reap, Ga
6:7-9. Here, O Disciple of Jesus, behold an emblem of thy
present labour and future reward; the Day is coming when thou
shalt reap in joy, plentiful shall be thy Harvest, and great
shall be thy joy in the Lord.

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