Psalm 126:2
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English Standard Version
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”

King James Bible
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.

American Standard Version
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing: Then said they among the nations, Jehovah hath done great things for them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then was our mouth filled with gladness; and our tongue with joy. Then shall they say among the Gentiles: The Lord hath done great things for them.

English Revised Version
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the nations, The LORD hath done great things for them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The stedfastness which those who trust in Jahve prove in the midst of every kind of temptation and assault is likened to Mount Zion, because the God to whom they believingly cling is He who sits enthroned on Zion. The future ישׁב signifies: He sits and will sit, that is to say, He continues to sit, cf. Psalm 9:8; Psalm 122:5. Older expositors are of opinion that the heavenly Zion must be understood on account of the Chaldaean and the Roman catastrophes; but these, in fact, only came upon the buildings on the mountain, not upon the mountain itself, which in itself and according to its appointed destiny (vid., Micah 3:12; Micah 4:1) remained unshaken. in Psalm 125:2 also it is none other than the earthly Jerusalem that is meant. The holy city has a natural circumvallation of mountains, and the holy nation that dwells and worships therein has a still infinitely higher defence in Jahve, who encompasses it round (vid., on Psalm 34:8), as perhaps a wall of fire (Zechariah 2:5), or an impassably broad and mighty river (Isaiah 33:21); a statement which is also now confirmed, for, etc. Instead of inferring from the clause Psalm 125:2 that which is to be expected with לכן, the poet confirms it with כי by that which is surely to be expected.

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then was

Psalm 14:7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD brings back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice...

Psalm 53:6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God brings back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice...

Psalm 106:47,48 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks to your holy name, and to triumph in your praise...

Ezra 3:11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks to the LORD; because he is good...

Job 8:21 Till he fill your mouth with laughing, and your lips with rejoicing.

Isaiah 35:10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy on their heads...

Isaiah 49:9-13 That you may say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways...

Jeremiah 31:12,13 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine...

Jeremiah 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say...

Revelation 11:15-17 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying...

then said

Numbers 23:23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel...

Joshua 2:9-11 And she said to the men, I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that your terror is fallen on us...

Joshua 9:9,10 And they said to him, From a very far country your servants are come because of the name of the LORD your God...

Nehemiah 6:16 And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things...

Zechariah 8:22,23 Yes, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD...

Romans 11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

done great thing for them. Heb. magnified to do with them

Cross References
Luke 1:49
for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

Genesis 21:6
And Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me."

1 Samuel 12:24
Only fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.

Job 8:21
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.

Psalm 51:14
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.

Psalm 71:19
Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?

Ecclesiastes 3:4
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

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