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1 (A Song of degrees.) 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.

Commentary for Psalms 125

The security of the righteous. (1-3) Prayer for them, The ruin of the wicked. (4,5)

1-3 All those minds shall be truly stayed, that are stayed on God. They shall be as Mount Zion, firm as it is; a mountain supported by providence, much more as a holy mountain supported by promise. They cannot be removed from confidence in God. They abide for ever in that grace which is the earnest of their everlasting continuance in glory. Committing themselves to God, they shall be safe from their enemies. Even mountains may moulder and come to nothing, and rocks be removed, but God's covenant with his people cannot be broken, nor his care of them cease. Their troubles shall last no longer than their strength will bear them up under them. The rod of the wicked may come, may fall upon the righteous, upon their persons, their estates, their liberties, their families names, on any thing that falls to their lot; only it cannot reach their souls. And though it may come upon their lot, it shall not rest thereon. The Lord will make all work together for their good. The wicked shall only prove a correcting rod, not a destroying sword; even this rod shall not remain upon them, lest they distrust the promise, thinking God has cast them off.

4,5 God's promises should quicken our prayers. The way of holiness is straight; there are no windings or shiftings in it. But the ways of sinners are crooked. They shift from one purpose to another, and turn hither and thither to deceive; but disappointment and misery shall befal them. Those who cleave to the ways of God, though they may have trouble in their way, their end shall be peace. The pleading of their Saviour for them, secures to them the upholding power and preserving grace of their God. Lord, number us with them, in time, and to eternity.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 125

  • Esther
    I am not afraid to die, but I will be ashame to die, if I don't win just one soul for my Lord. This scripture lets me know that I have to plant seeds and allow Jesus to do the increase. The world so desperately needs the blood of Christ, he is the only answer.
  • Mercy ngetich
    It is the best thing to know that God provide and answers to all our troubles as long as we trust in him all the time...Jesus is the perfect gift given to us as he just covers uo fir all that we always will need as long as we ask through His name.To you Ervin Cody it is all well once you put your trust in God ask from him all the desires of your heart and believe that you have all in Jesus name
  • BOMIA
    GOD WILL NEVER ALLOW THE WICKED TO CONTINUE TO OPPRESS THE RIGHTEOUS SO THAT THE RIGHTEOUS DO NOT SIN
  • Bud
    Ervin Cody; Don't give up, but put your heart into your prays and wait on the LORD. It sounds like you want thing in your own time but you have to wait until the LORD is ready to answer your prayers. The LORD answers in HIS own time frame. I will also say a prayer for you. Brothers in JESUS CHRIST, take care and wait patiently (PSALM 40;1)
  • Irene123
    To E. Cody (Ps. 125) - Not knowing your problem, nor do I want to know; God knows and that's all that's needed. He hears your prayers Cody, but He answers UNSELFISH prayers. If you are not saved you need to pray for enlightenment on that: what does He require for our salvation - and it's clearly stated in His word - Acts 2:37-38. Jn. 9: 31 - if any man ... WORSHIPS God ... God bless you
  • Ervin Cody
    I pray in pray but seems like things just not doing good for me my faith is going down im like given up
  • Allan Winchester
    Ask God to protect you. And cast away the ones who try to harm ones who believe in Him.
  • Stan
    If you trust in Jesus to save you , then you will live forever, just as God's kingdom (mount Zion) will last forever. Then He will surround you with a force field of protection and keep you safe all of your life and throughout eternity. And He won't even allow the wicked to punish you for things you do wrong, because his love and forgiveness will over rule the condemnation of the evil one. Amen

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