Psalms 106:46

46 He caused them to be 1pitied by all those who held them captive.

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 Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress, when he heard their cry.
45 For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
46 He caused them to be pitied by all those who held them captive.
47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.
48 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the LORD!

Cross References 1

  • 1. 1 Kings 8:50; 2 Chronicles 30:9; Ezra 9:9; Nehemiah 1:11; Jeremiah 42:12
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