When the LORD restored1 the fortunes ofa Zion, we were like those who dreamed.b2
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."
The LORD has done great things5 for us, and we are filled with joy.64
Restore our fortunes,c7 LORD, like streams in the Negev.85
Those who sow with tears9 will reap10 with songs of joy.116
Those who go out weeping,12 carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.