Psalm 126:2
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New International Version
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was 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.

Darby Bible Translation
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with rejoicing: then said they among the nations, Jehovah hath done great things for them.

World English Bible
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, "Yahweh has done great things for them."

Young's Literal Translation
Then filled with laughter is our mouth, And our tongue with singing, Then do they say among nations, 'Jehovah did great things with these.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Then upas our mouth filled with laughter - The same effect as was produced on the poor liberated Grecians mentioned above.

Then said they among the heathen - The liberty now granted was brought about in so extraordinary a way, that the very heathens saw that the hand of the great Jehovah must have been in it.

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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

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The Lost Silver Piece
But, my dear friends, the three parables recorded in this chapter are not repetitions; they all declare the same main truth, but each one reveals a different phase of it. The three parables are three sides of a vast pyramid of gospel doctrine, but there is a distinct inscription upon each. Not only in the similitude, but also in the teaching covered by the similitude, there is variety, progress, enlargement, discrimination. We have only need to read attentively to discover that in this trinity of
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

The Comforts Belonging to Mourners
Having already presented to your view the dark side of the text, I shall now show you the light side, They shall be comforted'. Where observe: 1 Mourning goes before comfort as the lancing of a wound precedes the cure. The Antinomian talks of comfort, but cries down mourning for sin. He is like a foolish patient who, having a pill prescribed him, licks the sugar but throws away the pill. The libertine is all for joy and comfort. He licks the sugar but throws away the bitter pill of repentance. If
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Luke 1:49
for the Mighty One has done great things for me-- holy is his name.

Genesis 21:6
Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me."

1 Samuel 12:24
But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.

Job 8:21
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.

Psalm 51:14
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

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

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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