Psalm 126

Israel’s joy in their restoration from captivity.

1–3 Praising God for his restoration
4–5 Praying God would complete Israel’s restoration

  • Verse 9 refers to the very dry southern part of Israel; sudden rain would cause instant streams. What is the psalmist praying for then?
  • Verses 5–6 compare Israel’s exile and restoration with the experience of sowing and harvest—the hard work of sowing (exile) is followed by the joy of harvest (restoration).