Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Upon this Israel he calls down peace from above. When the country is disturbed, or the government weak, they cannot sow these lands except at the risk of their lives. Judges 5:6, no less than in Amos 2:7; Proverbs 17:23, an accusative of the object, which is more natural than that it is the accusative of the direction, after Numbers 22:23 extrem., cf. Psalms 126:6. (r) "tractionem seminis", Montanus, Piscator, Gejerus. He will visit it with other feelings than those which he now has. All life is a sowing. Literally, "bearing the drawing out of seed;" perhaps the seed as drawn out of his bag; or, as scattered or sown regularly in furrows, so that it seems to be drawn out in regular lines over the fields. Ezra 6:22; Nehemiah 12:42). The distress is frequently so great that government is obliged to furnish seed, or none would be sown. Peace is the end of tyranny, hostility, dismemberment, unrest, and terror; peace is freedom and harmony and unity and security and blessedness. But their reaping will compensate them. Ibrahim Pasha did this more than once within my remembrance, copying the example, perhaps, of his great predecessor in Egypt when the seven years' famine was ended. Proud member But hold on to them, we must, for they are truth. Verse 6. In seasons of great scarcity, the poor peasants part in sorrow with every measure of precious seed cast into the ground. He that goeth forth and weepeth. The joy of heaven will be more than a compensation for all this. Then he will gather the golden grain, and the wain will groan under the burden, and the sheaves will be carried forth with songs of joy. where we must certainly see an extension and not a mere repetition of the former figure, for the very form of the expression suggests the long patient labour of the sower, and the reward which patience and perseverance always bring—a harvest in proportion to the toil and trouble of seed-time. The contrast so beautifully painted in this verse was certainly realised when “the priests and Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of the house of God with joy” (Ezra 6:16; comp. He means "the Israel of God," Galatians 6:16. ahlk, perire facere equals perdere) together with the workers of evil, i.e., the open, manifest sinners, to whom these lukewarm and sly, false and equivocal ones are in no way inferior as a source of danger to the church. or, as the parallel member of the verse explains (where לישׁרים did not require the article on account of the addition), those who in the bottom of their heart are uprightly disposed, as God desires to have it. The thoughts of this psalm may likewise have been suggested by the extreme danger which frequently attends the farmer in his plowing and sowing. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The allusion seems to be to a poor husbandman, that has got but little seed to sow, and this bought at a dear price; and which he buries under the clods, and fears it will rise no more; and weeps as he sows, because of the badness of the weather, or of the soil, doubting of success. This is but a repetition and confirmation of what is before expressed in different words; and may be applied, as to a praying saint, so to a faithful preacher of the word. (e) That is, seed which was scarce and dear: meaning, that they who trusted in God's promise to return had their desire. Psalm 126:5-6 can be tough scriptures to hold on to in hope, when faced with joblessness, or sickness, or unthinkable tragedies, or depression. Tearful sowing and joyful reaping. It is like taking bread out of the mouths of their children; and in such times many bitter tears are actually shed over it. Indeed, they always go forth in large companies, and completely armed, ready to drop the plow and seize the musket at a moment's warning; and yet, with all this care, many sad and fatal calamities overtake the people who must thus sow in tears. These often sow in sadness, for such sowing involves self-denial and struggling against the flesh. The soil is rocky, impracticable, overgrown with sharp thorns; and it costs much painful toil to break up and gather out the rocks, cut and burn the briers, and to subdue the stubborn soil, especially with their feeble oxen and insignificant plows. Then the rich harvest will wave before him. Others render “seed-basket” here. So hard. of The word is the precious seed which he bears, which he takes out of the granaries of the Scriptures; and carries from place to place, and scatters and sows, ( Luke 8:11 ) ; compared to seed, because of its meanness in the eyes of those that know it not; because of its generative virtue and increase, which it has from God, and which, unless sown in the earth, produces no fruit: and it is called "precious seed", because either bought at a great price, when grain is dear; or because it usually is the choicest wheat that is the sowing seed; and so may denote the preciousness and value of the Gospel, dispensed by Christ's faithful ministers, which is called a sowing of spiritual things, ( 1 Corinthians 9:11 ) ; which should be done plentifully and constantly, and with the same sort of seed or doctrine, and which requires art and skill; and is often performed weeping or with tears, because of their own insufficiency, through fear of success, and through want of it; and because of the badness of the ground, the hardness of men's hearts they have to do with. lxx correctly: τοὺς δὲ ἐκκλίνοντας εἰς τάς στραγγαλιὰς (Aquila διαπλοκάς, Symmachus σκολιότητας, Theodotion διεστραμμένα) ἀπάξει κύριος μετὰ κ. τ. λ.. And still another origin may be found for the thoughts of the psalm in the extreme difficulty of the work itself in many places. The calamity which fell upon the farmers of Job when the oxen were plowing, and the donkeys feeding beside them, and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them away, and slew the servants with the edge of the sword Job 1:14-15, is often repeated in our day. precious seed—rather, seed to be drawn from the seed box for sowing; literally, "seed-draught." Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Compare on this Psalm, Jer 31:9, &c. shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him; the seed he has been to and fro in sowing springs up under a divine blessing; and, beyond his expectation and fears, produces a large and plentiful crop; which he reaps, and returns home, not with his arms full of sheaves only, but with his cart laden with them: so a faithful minister, sooner or later, is blessed with converts, who will be his joy and crown of rejoicing another day: see John 4:35, 1 Thessalonians 2:19. The following remarks by Dr. Thomson (Land and the Book, vol. (Note: The Midrash here calls to mind a Talmudic riddle: There came a good one (Moses, Exodus 2:2) and received a good thing (the Tra, Proverbs 4:2) from the good One (God, Psalm 145:9) for the good ones (Israel, Psalm 125:4).). This verse explains that when we pray … Aben Ezra, by the words rendered "precious seed", or, as they may be, "a draught of seed" F18, understands the vessel in which the sower carries his seed, the seed basket, from whence he draws and takes out the seed, and scatters it; see ( Amos 9:13 ) ; so the Targum. - He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed; literally, going he goes and weeping; i. e. weeping every step as he goes - "bearing the draught of seed," i. e. the seed which he has drawn forth from his bag, and is about to scatter on the earth. 118, 119) will furnish an illustration of the meaning of this passage: "I never saw people sowing in tears exactly, but have often known them to do it in fear and distress sufficient to draw them from any eye.