Psalm 126:1
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New International Version
A song of ascents. When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed.

New Living Translation
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. When the LORD brought back his exiles to Jerusalem, it was like a dream!

English Standard Version
When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.

New American Standard Bible
A Song of Ascents. When the LORD brought back the captive ones of Zion, We were like those who dream.

King James Bible
A Song of degrees. When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A song of ascents. When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.

International Standard Version
When the LORD brought back Zion's exiles, we were like dreamers.

NET Bible
A song of ascents. When the LORD restored the well-being of Zion, we thought we were dreaming.

New Heart English Bible
When the LORD brought back those who returned to Zion, we were like those who dream.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When Lord Jehovah reverses the captivity of Zion, we will be like those who rejoice!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A song for going up to worship.] When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, it was as if we were dreaming.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A Song of Ascents. When the LORD brought back those that returned to Zion, We were like unto them that dream.

New American Standard 1977
When the LORD brought back the captive ones of Zion,
            We were like those who dream.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When the LORD shall turn again the captivity of Zion, we shall be like those that dream.

King James 2000 Bible
When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

American King James Version
When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

American Standard Version
When Jehovah brought back those that returned to Zion, We were like unto them that dream.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When the lord brought back the captivity of Sion, we became like men comforted.

Darby Bible Translation
{A Song of degrees.} When Jehovah turned the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

English Revised Version
A Song of Ascents. When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like unto them that dream.

Webster's Bible Translation
A Song of degrees. When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

World English Bible
When Yahweh brought back those who returned to Zion, we were like those who dream.

Young's Literal Translation
A Song of the Ascents. In Jehovah's turning back to the captivity of Zion, We have been as dreamers.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
126:1-3 It is good to observe how God's deliverances of the church are for us, that we may rejoice in them. And how ought redemption from the wrath to come, from the power of sin and of Satan, to be valued! The sinner convinced of his guilt and danger, when by looking to a crucified Saviour he receives peace to his conscience, and power to break off his sins, often can scarcely believe that the prospect which opens to him is a reality.
Study Bible
The Lord has Done Great Things for Us
1A Song of Ascents. When the LORD brought back the captive ones of Zion, We were like those who dream. 2Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."…
Cross References
Acts 12:9
So Peter followed him out, but he was unaware that what the angel was doing was real. He only thought he was seeing a vision.

Deuteronomy 30:3
then the LORD your God will restore you from captivity, and have compassion on you, and will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.

Job 8:21
"He will yet fill your mouth with laughter And your lips with shouting.

Job 42:10
The LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold.

Psalm 80:3
O God, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.

Psalm 85:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. O LORD, You showed favor to Your land; You restored the captivity of Jacob.

Isaiah 14:7
"The whole earth is at rest and is quiet; They break forth into shouts of joy.

Jeremiah 29:14
'I will be found by you,' declares the LORD, 'and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,' declares the LORD, 'and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.'

Jeremiah 30:19
'From them will proceed thanksgiving And the voice of those who celebrate; And I will multiply them and they will not be diminished; I will also honor them and they will not be insignificant.

Hosea 6:11
Also, O Judah, there is a harvest appointed for you, When I restore the fortunes of My people.
Treasury of Scripture

When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

A Song of Degrees. This Psalm evidently appears to have been composed in consequence of the proclamation of Cyrus in favour of the Jews, giving them leave to return to their own land, and rebuild their city and temple.

Psalm 120:1 In my distress I cried to the LORD, and he heard me.

Psalm 121:1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where comes my help.

Psalm 122:1 I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

Psalm 123:1 To you lift I up my eyes, O you that dwell in the heavens.

Psalm 124:1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;

Psalm 125:1 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot …

turned again, etc. Heb. returned the returning of Zion

Psalm 53:6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God brings …

Psalm 85:1 Lord, you have been favorable to your land: you have brought back …

Ezra 1:1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the …

Job 42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his …

Jeremiah 31:8-10 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them …

Hosea 6:11 Also, O Judah, he has set an harvest for you, when I returned the …

Joel 3:1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring …

we were like

Job 9:16 If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe …

Mark 16:11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen …

Luke 24:11,41 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not…

Acts 12:9,14-16 And he went out, and followed him; and knew not that it was true …

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