1 When the LORD restored the fortunes of [^1] Zion, ¶ we were like those who dreamed. [^2]
2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. ¶ Then it was said among the nations, ¶ "The LORD has done great things for them."
3 The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.
4 Restore our fortunes, [^3] LORD, ¶ like streams in the Negev.
5 Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.
6 Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, ¶ will return with songs of joy, ¶ carrying sheaves with them.