Psalm 126 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 It seemed like a dream, too good to be true, when God returned Zion's exiles. 1 When the LORD brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed.
2 We laughed, we sang, we couldn't believe our good fortune. We were the talk of the nations - "God was wonderful to them!" 2 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."
3 God was wonderful to us; we are one happy people. 3 The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.
4 And now, God, do it again - bring rains to our drought-stricken lives 4 Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negev.
5 So those who planted their crops in despair will shout hurrahs at the harvest, 5 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.
6 So those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing. 6 He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.