A Song of degrees.
1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.* turned…: Heb. returned the returning
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.† hath…: Heb. hath magnified to do with them
3 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.‡ joy: or, singing
6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.§ precious…: or, seed basket
*126:1 turned…: Heb. returned the returning
†126:2 hath…: Heb. hath magnified to do with them
‡126:5 joy: or, singing
§126:6 precious…: or, seed basket