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Psalm 126

The Return of the Captives

A song of the ascents.

The Captives Return

When the Lord restored the captives to Zion,[a]
    we were like dreamers.
Then our mouths were filled with laughter,
and our tongues with shouts of joy.
Then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us.
We are glad.
Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the dry gulches of the Negev.
Those who sow with weeping will reap with joyful shouts.
The one who walks along weeping, carrying a bag of seed to sow,
    will come back again with joyful shouts, carrying his sheaves.


  1. Psalm 126:1 Or when the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion