Psalms 126:4

NET ©

O Lord, restore our well-being, just as the streams in the arid south are replenished.

NIV ©

Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negev.

NASB ©

Restore our captivity, O LORD, As the streams in the South.

NLT ©

Restore our fortunes, LORD, as streams renew the desert.

MSG ©

And now, GOD, do it again--bring rains to our drought-stricken lives

BBE ©

Let our fate be changed, O Lord, like the streams in the South.

NRSV ©

Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the watercourses in the Negeb.

NKJV ©

Bring back our captivity, O LORD, As the streams in the South.

KJV
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NET © [draft] ITL
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NET © Notes

tn Heb “like the streams in the Negev.”

sn The streams in the arid south. Y. Aharoni writes of the streams in the Negev: “These usually dry wadis collect water on rainy days from vast areas. The situation is also aggravated by floods from the desert mountains and southern Judah. For a day or two or, more frequently, for only a few hours they turn into dangerous torrents” (Y. Aharoni, The Land of the Bible, 26). God’s people were experiencing a “dry season” after a time of past blessing; they pray here for a “flash flood” of his renewed blessing. This does not imply that they are requesting only a brief display of God’s blessing. Rather the point of comparison is the suddenness with which the wadis swell during a rain, as well as the depth and power of these raging waters. The community desires a sudden display of divine favor in which God overwhelms them with blessings.