1A song of ascents:
When Adonai restored Tziyon’s fortunes,
we thought we were dreaming.
2Our mouths were full of laughter,
and our tongues shouted for joy.
Among the nations it was said,
“Adonai has done great things for them!”
3Adonai did do great things with us;
and we are overjoyed.
4Return our people from exile, Adonai,
as streams fill vadis in the Negev.
5Those who sow in tears
will reap with cries of joy.
6He who goes out weeping
as he carries his sack of seed
will come home with cries of joy
as he carries his sheaves of grain.