Psalms 106:46

46 He caused them to be pitied before all their captors.

Psalms 106:46 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 106:46

He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them
] He not only pitied them himself, but caused them to be pitied by others, even by their enemies; he has the hearts of all men in his hands, and can turn them as he pleases; as he sometimes turned their hearts to hate his people, ( Psalms 105:25 ) , so he turned them to pity them, as he promised he would when they turned to him, ( 2 Chronicles 30:9 ) , so he did, by stirring up Cyrus to proclaim liberty to them, and his successors to encourage and assist in rebuilding their city and temple.

Psalms 106:46 In-Context

44 When He heard their cry, He took note of their distress,
45 remembered His covenant with them, and relented according to the abundance of His faithful love.
46 He caused them to be pitied before all their captors.
47 Save us, Lord our God, and gather us from the nations, so that we may give thanks to Your holy name and rejoice in Your praise.
48 May the Lord, the God of Israel, be praised from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, "Amen!" Hallelujah! BOOK V (Psalms 107-150)
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