Others render “seed-basket” here. Judges 5:6, no less than in Amos 2:7; Proverbs 17:23, an accusative of the object, which is more natural than that it is the accusative of the direction, after Numbers 22:23 extrem., cf. Psalms 126:6. Aben Ezra, by the words rendered "precious seed", or, as they may be, "a draught of seed" F18, understands the vessel in which the sower carries his seed, the seed basket, from whence he draws and takes out the seed, and scatters it; see ( Amos 9:13 ) ; so the Targum. Finally, the poet, stretching out his hand over Israel as if pronouncing the benediction of the priest, gathers up all his hopes, prayers, and wishes into the one prayer: "Peace be upon Israel." But their reaping will compensate them. When the country is disturbed, or the government weak, they cannot sow these lands except at the risk of their lives. He that goeth forth and weepeth. To understand this, you must remember what I just told you about the situation of the arable lands in the open country; and here again we meet that verbal accuracy: the sower goes forth - that is, from the village. precious seed—rather, seed to be drawn from the seed box for sowing; literally, "seed-draught." Literally, "bearing the drawing out of seed;" perhaps the seed as drawn out of his bag; or, as scattered or sown regularly in furrows, so that it seems to be drawn out in regular lines over the fields. The distress is frequently so great that government is obliged to furnish seed, or none would be sown. Salem Media Group. The joy of heaven will be more than a compensation for all this. Job 23:11; Isaiah 30:11) - for these he wishes that Jahve would clear them away (הוליך like Arab. Shall doubtless come again - Shall come to this sown field again in the time of harvest. Psalms 126:6. ahlk, perire facere equals perdere) together with the workers of evil, i.e., the open, manifest sinners, to whom these lukewarm and sly, false and equivocal ones are in no way inferior as a source of danger to the church. of Verse 6. Then he will gather the golden grain, and the wain will groan under the burden, and the sheaves will be carried forth with songs of joy. He means "the Israel of God," Galatians 6:16. The soil is rocky, impracticable, overgrown with sharp thorns; and it costs much painful toil to break up and gather out the rocks, cut and burn the briers, and to subdue the stubborn soil, especially with their feeble oxen and insignificant plows. The allusion seems to be to a poor husbandman, that has got but little seed to sow, and this bought at a dear price; and which he buries under the clods, and fears it will rise no more; and weeps as he sows, because of the badness of the weather, or of the soil, doubting of success. The following remarks by Dr. Thomson (Land and the Book, vol. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. or, as the parallel member of the verse explains (where לישׁרים did not require the article on account of the addition), those who in the bottom of their heart are uprightly disposed, as God desires to have it. Ezra 6:22; Nehemiah 12:42). Thus it is that he "goes forth." 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. Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. - 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. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 118, 119) will furnish an illustration of the meaning of this passage: "I never saw people sowing in tears exactly, but have often known them to do it in fear and distress sufficient to draw them from any eye. This is but a repetition and confirmation of what is before expressed in different words; and may be applied, as to a praying saint, so to a faithful preacher of the word. The calamity which fell upon the farmers of Job when the oxen were plowing, and the donkeys feeding beside them, and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them away, and slew the servants with the edge of the sword Job 1:14-15, is often repeated in our day. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, He shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. He will be abundantly rewarded for all his toil; he will see the fruit of his labors; he will be filled with joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed Which he sows in tears. The words of the prophet Haggai (Haggai 1:10-11; Haggai 2:19), contemporary with the Return, should be compared. It is like taking bread out of the mouths of their children; and in such times many bitter tears are actually shed over it. Proud member Peace is the end of tyranny, hostility, dismemberment, unrest, and terror; peace is freedom and harmony and unity and security and blessedness. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. He will visit it with other feelings than those which he now has. i., pp. I will pray for you tonight–that you will know that God sees you and your family, and that He knows. (e) That is, seed which was scarce and dear: meaning, that they who trusted in God's promise to return had their desire. Upon this Israel he calls down peace from above. All rights reserved. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed. This verse explains that when we pray … This is but a repetition and confirmation of what is before expressed in different words; and may be applied, as to a praying saint, so to a faithful preacher of the word.