Psalms 126:5

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They that sow in teares: shall reape in ioy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Those who put in seed with weeping will get in the grain with cries of joy.
- Basic English Bible

They that sow in tears shall reap with rejoicing:
- Darby Bible

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
- Webster's Bible

Those who sow in tears will reap in joy.
- World English Bible

Those sowing in tears, with singing do reap,
- Youngs Literal Bible

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 126:5

  • It think the reference to sowing and reaping here is key It speaks of the seasons of the life of a Christian. Those who are in mourning now shall not be in a season of mourning forever, if we yield to the Lord, the refining spiritual growth during the period of mourning shall result in a period of joy on the harvest of the "mountain top ". That is not to say that the cycle will stop, but that we will get stronger and stronger in this often recurring process, and that our joy will magnify and become more consistent as we mature spiritually through the "seasons " of life.
  • Compare Galatians 6:6; Hebrew 1-3 and psalm 126:5
    In the Old covenant is was more of external righteousness but in the new covenant is the inner righteousness, Higher righteousness, please read Matthew chapter 5,6,7 God bless you , await your response
  • Harry allison for verse 5
    I believe genuine ,heartfelt,tears reach the HEART of JESUS!REAL GRATITUDE can bring JOY to me knowing JESUS is in control...

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