Psalm 126:6
New International Version
Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.

New Living Translation
They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.

English Standard Version
He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

Berean Study Bible
He who goes out weeping, bearing a trail of seed, will surely return with shouts of joy, carrying sheaves of grain.

New American Standard Bible
He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

King James Bible
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Christian Standard Bible
Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves.

Contemporary English Version
We cried on the way to plant our seeds, but we will celebrate and shout as we bring in the crops.

Good News Translation
Those who wept as they went out carrying the seed will come back singing for joy, as they bring in the harvest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves.

International Standard Version
The one who goes out weeping, carrying a bag of seeds, will surely return with a joyful song, bearing sheaves from his harvest.

NET Bible
The one who weeps as he walks along, carrying his bag of seed, will certainly come in with a shout of joy, carrying his sheaves of grain.

New Heart English Bible
He who goes out weeping, carrying seed for sowing, will certainly come again with joy, carrying his sheaves.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
One that keeps walking and weeps, while carrying seed, is going to come in joy, carrying sheaves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The person who goes out weeping, carrying his bag of seed, will come home singing, carrying his bundles of grain.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Though he goeth on his way weeping that beareth the measure of seed, He shall come home with joy, bearing his sheaves.

New American Standard 1977
He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that goes forth and weeps, bearing the precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

King James 2000 Bible
He that goes forth weeping, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

American King James Version
He that goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

American Standard Version
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with joy, bringing his sheaves with him .

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They went on and wept as they cast their seeds; but they shall surely come with exultation, bringing their sheaves with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Going they went and wept, casting their seeds. But coming they shall come with joyfulness, carrying their sheaves.

Darby Bible Translation
He goeth forth and weepeth, bearing seed for scattering; he cometh again with rejoicing, bearing his sheaves.

English Revised Version
Though he goeth on his way weeping, bearing forth the seed; he shall come again with joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless return with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

World English Bible
He who goes out weeping, carrying seed for sowing, will certainly come again with joy, carrying his sheaves. A Song of Ascents. By Solomon.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso goeth on and weepeth, Bearing the basket of seed, Surely cometh in with singing, bearing his sheaves!
Study Bible
The LORD Has Done Great Things
5Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. 6He who goes out weeping, bearing a trail of seed, will surely return with shouts of joy, carrying sheaves of grain.
Cross References
Psalm 126:5
Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy.

Psalm 127:1
Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain; unless the LORD protects the city, its watchmen stand guard in vain.

Treasury of Scripture

He that goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

that goeth

Psalm 30:5
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Job 11:13-17
If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him; …

Isaiah 61:3
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

precious seed.

Isaiah 9:2,3
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined…

Luke 15:18-24
I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, …

Acts 16:29-34
Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, …







Lexicon
He who goes out
הָ֘ל֤וֹךְ (hā·lō·wḵ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

weeping,
וּבָכֹה֮ (ū·ḇā·ḵōh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 1058: To weep, to bemoan

bearing
נֹשֵׂ֪א (nō·śê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

a trail
מֶֽשֶׁךְ־ (me·šeḵ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4901: A drawing, drawing up, a trail

of seed,
הַ֫זָּ֥רַע (haz·zā·ra‘)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

will surely return
בֹּֽ֬א־ (bō-)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

with shouts of joy,
בְרִנָּ֑ה (ḇə·rin·nāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7440: A creaking, shout

carrying
נֹ֝שֵׂ֗א (nō·śê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

sheaves [of grain].
אֲלֻמֹּתָֽיו׃ (’ă·lum·mō·ṯāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 485: Something bound, a sheaf
(6) The original is very expressive, by the idiom of infinitive combined with finite verb.

"He shall walk, and walk and weep,

Bearing the handful of seed:

He shall come, and come with singing,

Bearing his sheaves,"

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 words of the prophet Haggai (Haggai 1:10-11; Haggai 2:19), contemporary with the Return, should be compared. The word rendered "precious" in the Authorised Version may be correctly represented by "handful." Its meaning is "drawing;" and from Amos 9:13 (see margin) we see that the sower was called "the drawer of seed," no doubt from the hand being repeatedly drawn out for the cast from the bag or basket containing the seed. Others render "seed-basket" here. 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. Ezra 6:22; Nehemiah 12:42).

Verse 6. - 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. Thus it is that he "goes forth." How differently does he return! He shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him; literally, coming he comes with a cry of joy, bearing with him his sheaves. He obtains in the end an ample return for all his labors.



126:4-6 The beginnings of mercies encourage us to pray for the completion of them. And while we are in this world there will be matter for prayer, even when we are most furnished with matter for praise. Suffering saints are often in tears; they share the calamities of human life, and commonly have a greater share than others. But they sow in tears; they do the duty of an afflicted state. Weeping must not hinder sowing; we must get good from times of affliction. And they that sow, in the tears of godly sorrow, to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting; and that will be a joyful harvest indeed. Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be for ever comforted. When we mourn for our sins, or suffer for Christ's sake, we are sowing in tears, to reap in joy. And remember that God is not mocked; for whatever a man soweth that shall he reap, Ga 6:7-9. Here, O disciple of Jesus, behold an emblem of thy present labour and future reward; the day is coming when thou shalt reap in joy, plentiful shall be thy harvest, and great shall be thy joy in the Lord.
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