1 A Song of the Ascents.
When Jehovah gathered back the captives of Zion, We thought we were dreaming.
2 At that time our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with a joyful shout. At that time they said among the nations: “Jehovah has done great things for them.”
3 Jehovah has done great things for us, And we are overjoyed.
4 Do gather back our captives, O Jehovah, Like streams in the Negʹeb.
5 Those sowing seed with tears Will reap with a joyful shout.
6 The one who does go out, though weeping, Carrying his bag of seed, Will surely return with a joyful shout, Carrying in his sheaves.