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A Song of degrees.
The joy of the gentiles, among whom the new church is established, verses 1 to 4; that they will be instructed, verses 5, 6.
Verse 5. They that sow in tears shall reap with songs of joy. Speaking of those who have been in spiritual captivity, and are set at liberty; to bear the casting of seed denotes instruction in truths, to come with singing denotes the gladness of the affection of truth, to bear sheaves denotes the doctrinals of that truth. AC 4686.
It is to be noted that shedding of tears and weeping signify grief on account of false principles, and grounded in false principles, but shedding of tears the grief of the mind, and weeping the grief of the heart on their account; the grief of the mind is the grief of thought and understanding, which is of truth, and the grief of the heart is the grief of the affection or will, which is of good; and since in the Word throughout there is a marriage of truth and of good, therefore mention is made of both weeping and shedding of tears, when grief is expressed on account of false principles of doctrine or religion; that weeping is grief of heart may be manifest from this consideration, that weeping is sobbing from the heart, bursting forth into lamentations through the mouth; and that shedding of tears is a grief of the heart may be manifest from this consideration, that it issues forth from the heart through the eyes, that is, by tears; in both cases, both of weeping and shedding of tears, water goes forth, but bitter and astringent, which goes forth from the influx from the spiritual world into the grief of man, where bitter water corresponds to the defect of truth on account of false principles and the grief thence derived; from these considerations it may be seen, that in the Word where mention is made of shedding of tears, mention is also made of weeping, namely that is on account of the marriage of good and of truth, and singular the things thereof. AE 484. Verse 6. He that goes forth weeping, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with singing, bearing his sheaves. The series into which truths are arranged with the good, and the series into which false principles are arranged with the evil, are signified in the Word by sheaves and bundles. AC 10303.PSALMS 126 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page