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Psalm 126 Modern English Version (MEV)

Psalm 126

A Song of Ascents.

When the Lord restored the captives of Zion,
    we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
    and our tongue with singing.
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 captives, O Lord,
    as the streams in the Negev.
Those who sow in tears
    shall reap in joy.
He who goes forth and weeps,
    bearing precious seed to sow,
shall come home again with rejoicing,
    bringing his grain sheaves with him.

Modern English Version (MEV)

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Psalm 126 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 126

A song of ascents.

When the Lord restored the fortunes of[a] Zion,
    we were like those who dreamed.[b]
Our mouths were filled with laughter,
    our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
    “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us,
    and we are filled with joy.

Restore our fortunes,[c] Lord,
    like streams in the Negev.
Those who sow with tears
    will reap with songs of joy.
Those who go out weeping,
    carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
    carrying sheaves with them.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 126:1 Or Lord brought back the captives to
  2. Psalm 126:1 Or those restored to health
  3. Psalm 126:4 Or Bring back our captives
New International Version (NIV)

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