1 A Song of degrees. When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream.
2 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.
3 Great things [did] the LORD to work with us [and] we are glad.
4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.
5 Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 [He who] goes forth and weeps, bearing [precious] seed, shall [doubtless] come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves [with him].