A Song of degrees.
1 When יהוה turned again the captivity of Zion (Tsiyon), we were like those who dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing; then said they among the nations, יהוה hath done great things for them.
3 יהוה hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
4 Turn back our captivity, O יהוה, as the streams in the south.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.