Psalm 126 NIV

A song of ascents.

1 When the LORD brought back1 the captives toa Zion, we were like men who dreamed.b

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    • a 126:1 - Or "LORD restored the fortunes of"
    • b 126:1 - Or "men restored to health"
      2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,2 our tongues with songs of joy.3 Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things4 for them."

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      3 The LORD has done great things5 for us, and we are filled with joy.6

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      4 Restore our fortunes,c7 O LORD, like streams in the Negev.8

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        • c 126:4 - Or "Bring back our captives"
          5 Those who sow in tears9 will reap10 with songs of joy.11

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          6 He who goes out weeping,12 carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.

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