1 When Jehovah brought back the captive ones of Zion, it was like a dream.
2 Then our mouths were filled with laughter and our tongues with joyful songs. Then the nations said: »Jehovah has done spectacular things for them.«
3 Jehovah has done spectacular things for us. We are overjoyed.
4 Deliver us from captivity, O Jehovah, as you restore streams to dry riverbeds in the Negev.
5 Those who cry while they plant will joyfully sing while they harvest.
6 The person who goes out weeping, carrying his bag of seed, will come home singing, carrying his bundles of grain.