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The Complete Jewish Bible with Rashi Commentary
   

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 126

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 126

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Rashi's Commentary:

Chapter 126

1. A song of ascents. When the Lord returns the returnees to Zion, we shall be like dreamers.   א. שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת בְּשׁוּב יְהֹוָה אֶת שִׁיבַת צִיּוֹן הָיִינוּ כְּחֹלְמִים:
When the Lord returns the returnees to Zion: from the Babylonian exile, we were like dreamers.  
2. Then our mouths will be filled with laughter and our tongues with songs of praise; then they will say among the nations, "The Lord has done great things with these."   ב. אָז יִמָּלֵא שְׂחֹק פִּינוּ וּלְשׁוֹנֵנוּ רִנָּה אָז יֹאמְרוּ בַגּוֹיִם הִגְדִּיל יְהֹוָה לַעֲשׂוֹת עִם אֵלֶּה:
3. "The Lord has done great things with us; we were happy."   ג. הִגְדִּיל יְהֹוָה לַעֲשׂוֹת עִמָּנוּ הָיִינוּ שְׂמֵחִים:
4. Return, O Lord, our captivity like rivulets in arid land.   ד. שׁוּבָה יְהֹוָה אֶת שְׁבִיתֵנוּ כַּאֲפִיקִים בַּנֶּגֶב:
like rivulets in arid land: Like rivulets in arid land, which moisten it, so shall we be moistened [freshened] when You return [us from] our captivity, for those who sow in an arid land, with tears, worrying that it will not grow, reap with song through the rivulets of water, when they are directed into it [that land].  
5. Those who sow with tears will reap with song.   ה. הַזֹּרְעִים בְּדִמְעָה בְּרִנָּה יִקְצֹרוּ:
6. He will go along weeping, carrying the valuable seeds; he will come back with song, carrying his sheaves.   ו. הָלוֹךְ יֵלֵךְ | וּבָכֹה נֹשֵׂא מֶשֶׁךְ הַזָּרַע בֹּא יָבֹא בְרִנָּה נֹשֵׂא אֲלֻמֹּתָיו:
He will go along weeping, etc.: So do Israel in exile sow charity in tears, and they will reap it when You pay their reward in the future.  
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