Psalms 126

Psalms 126

Zion’s Restoration
A song of ascents.
1When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, # Or Lord returned those of Zion who had been captives
we were like those who dream. # Ps 85:1; Jr 29:14
2Our mouths were filled with laughter then, # Jb 8:21
and our tongues with shouts of joy. # Ps 51:14
Then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.” # Ps 71:19
3The Lord had done great things for us;
we were joyful. # Is 25:9
4Restore our fortunes, # Or Return our captives Lord,
like watercourses in the Negev. # Is 35:6; 43:19
5Those who sow in tears
will reap with shouts of joy. # Jr 31:9
6Though one goes along weeping,
carrying the bag of seed,
he will surely come back with shouts of joy,
carrying his sheaves. # Is 35:10; 51:11

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