Meaning of Numbers: The Number 126
The possible meaning of the number 126 is derived from the occurrence of certain words in the original language of the Old Testament.
The Hebrew word koach (Strong's Concordance #H3581) is recorded 126 times in 121 Hebrew Old Testament verses. It is recorded the most in the book of Job (21 times) followed by Daniel (13) and Isaiah (12). The word represents the ability of something to convey strength, power, might or produce wealth. Its first use is in Genesis 4 as part of God's punishment of Cain for killing his innocent and righteous brother Abel.
When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength (koach); a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth (Genesis 4:12, KJV).
The word koach, rather surprisingly, is also translated (only once) as "chameleon." It is listed as one of the animals God considers unclean or unfit for human consumption.
And the ferret, and the chameleon (koach), and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole (Leviticus 11:30, KJV).
The Hebrew word etsem, Strong's #H6106, is used 126 times in 108 Hebrew Old Testament verses. It is written the most in Ezekiel (21 times) followed by the Psalms (15) and then the book of Job (13). It is a Hebrew word that is usually translated as "bone" or "body." It sometimes, however, is translated as "selfsame" in the King James. Adam uses etsem, in his first recorded words after his creation, when he is introduced to Eve!
And Adam said, This is now bone (etsem) of my bones (min etsem, meaning out of my bones or body), and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man (Genesis 2:23, KJV).
Appearances of Number One Hundred Twenty Six
The first chapter of Acts is the only one in Scripture that contains exactly 26 verses (126). Acts 1:26 reveals the outcome of the apostles casting lots to determine which of two men, Joseph or Matthias, would take the place of Judas Iscariot as one of the twelve apostles.
Then they cast their lots; and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles (Acts 1:26, HBFV).
The English word "tongue" is jotted down 129 times in 126 King James Bible verses. It is listed the most in the book of Psalms (30 times) followed by Proverbs (19) and Isaiah (13).
33 out of Scripture's 126 uses of "tongue" occur in the New Testament. The word can refer to the flexible muscle inside the mouth of humans. It can also be used figuratively in reference to speech or a particular language someone speaks.
These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood . . . (Proverbs 6:16 - 17, KJV).
Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches (John 5:2, KJV).
The Psalms and Number 126
The writer of Psalm 126, speaking for those who returned from exile, remembers the joy they felt when the Lord brought them back.
When the Lord brought back the exiles, those who returned to Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing; then they said among the nations, "The Lord has done great things with them." . . .
Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come home with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him (verses 1 - 2, 5 - 6 of Psalm 126, HBFV).
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 126
126 is the seventh magic number in nuclear physics (2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82, 126, etc.). Atomic nuclei with these many neutrons or protons are considered more stable than other nuclei. Atomic number 2 in the periodic table is stable element helium, 8 is oxygen, 20 is calcium, 28 is nickel, 50 is tin, 82 is lead and 126 is the hypothetical element unbihexium (The Free Dictionary, Wikipedia).
According to Number in Scripture by Bullinger, 126 out of 150 Psalms have titles.
126 is the product of 2, 7 and 9 (3 squared).
The English word "appointed" is listed 126 times in 126 King James Bible verses. It is written the most in Nehemiah (9 times) followed by 1Samuel, 2Chronicles, Job, Daniel and the book of Acts each using it 7 times.
23 out of Scripture's 126 uses of "appointed" occur in the New Testament. The word can refer to a pre-arranged time (many times determined by God) for an event to happen or to set something to occur.
Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) (Exodus 23:15, KJV).
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment (Hebrews 9:27, KJV).