A Song of degrees.
1When Jehovah turned the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. 2Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with rejoicing: then said they among the nations, Jehovah hath done great things for them. 3Jehovah hath done great things for us; and we are joyful.
4Turn our captivity, O Jehovah, as the streams in the south. 5They that sow in tears shall reap with rejoicing: 6He goeth forth and weepeth, bearing seed for scattering; he cometh again with rejoicing, bearing his sheaves.