Psalm 126:2
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.”

New Living Translation
We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the LORD has done for them.”

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.”

Berean Study Bible
Then our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with shouts 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.

New King James Version
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”

New American Standard Bible
Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”

NASB 1995
Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”

NASB 1977
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”

Amplified Bible
Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”

Christian Standard Bible
Our mouths were filled with laughter then, and our tongues with shouts of joy. Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Our mouths were filled with laughter then, and our tongues with shouts of joy. Then they said among the nations,” The LORD has 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then laughter will fill our mouth and praise will fill our tongue! Then they will say in the place of the Gentiles, "LORD JEHOVAH works with these greatly"!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then was our mouth filled with joy, and our tongue with exultation: then would they say among the Gentiles,

Contemporary English Version
We celebrated with laughter and joyful songs. In foreign nations it was said, "The LORD has worked miracles for his people."

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.

Good News Translation
How we laughed, how we sang for joy! Then the other nations said about us, "The LORD did great things for them."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then our mouths were filled with laughter and our tongues with joyful songs. Then the nations said, "The LORD has done spectacular things for them."

International Standard Version
Then our mouths were filled with laughter, and our tongues formed joyful shouts. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing; Then said they among the nations: 'The LORD hath done great things with these.'

Literal Standard Version
Then our mouth is filled [with] laughter, And our tongue [with] singing, Then they say among nations, “YHWH did great things with these.”

NET Bible
At that time we laughed loudly and shouted for joy. At that time the nations said, "The LORD has accomplished great things for these people."

New Heart English Bible
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has 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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Has Done Great Things
1A song of ascents. When the LORD restored the captives of Zion, we were like dreamers. 2Then our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with shouts of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” 3The LORD has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.…

Cross References
Luke 1:49
For the Mighty One has done great things for me. Holy is His name.

Genesis 21:6
Then Sarah said, "God has made me laugh, and everyone who hears of this will laugh with me."

1 Samuel 12:24
Above all, 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 a shout of joy.

Psalm 51:14
Deliver me from bloodguilt, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.

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

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


Treasury of Scripture

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

then was

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

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

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

then said

Numbers 23:23
Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!

Joshua 2:9-11
And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you…

Joshua 9:9,10
And they said unto him, From a very far country thy servants are come because of the name of the LORD thy God: for we have heard the fame of him, and all that he did in Egypt, …

done great thing for them.









(2) Singing.--As frequently of the restoration in Isaiah--42:11, 44:23, 54:1, &c.

Hath done.--See margin, and comp. Joel 2:21.

Verse 2. - Then was our mouth filled with laughter. The Orientals weep when they are disappointed, and, when they are pleased, laugh (Genesis 21:6; Job 8:21) and shout for joy (Herod., 8:99). And our tongue with singing; rather, with a cry of joy. Then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them; literally, hath magnified to do with them. The heathen, among whom the Israelites had dwelt, marveled at their deliverance. It was an event without a parallel.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then
אָ֤ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's 227: At that time, place, therefore

our mouths
פִּינוּ֮ (pî·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

were filled
יִמָּלֵ֪א (yim·mā·lê)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

with laughter
שְׂח֡וֹק (śə·ḥō·wq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7814: Laughter, derision, sport

and our tongues
וּלְשׁוֹנֵ֪נוּ (ū·lə·šō·w·nê·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 3956: The tongue

with shouts of joy.
רִ֫נָּ֥ה (rin·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7440: A creaking, shout

Then
אָ֭ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's 227: At that time, place, therefore

it was proclaimed
יֹאמְר֣וּ (yō·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

among the nations,
בַגּוֹיִ֑ם (ḇag·gō·w·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

“The LORD
יְ֝הוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has done
לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6213: To do, make

great
הִגְדִּ֥יל (hiḡ·dîl)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1431: To grow up, become great

things for
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

them.”
אֵֽלֶּה׃ (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those


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