125:1 «A Song of degrees.» They that trust in the LORD [shall be] as mount Zion, [which] cannot a be removed, [but] abideth for ever.
(a) Though the world is subject to mutations, yet
the people of God will stand sure and be defended by God's providence.
125:3 For the b
rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the
righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
(b) Though God permits his to be under the cross
lest they embrace wickedness, yet this cross will not so rest on them, that it
should drive them from hope.
As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them
forth with the workers of iniquity: [but] peace [shall be] upon Israel.
(c) He desires God to purge his Church from
hypocrites and such as have no zeal for the truth.