GOD'S WORD® Translation
1[A song for going up to worship.] When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, it was as if we were dreaming.
2Then our mouths were filled with laughter and our tongues with joyful songs. Then the nations said, "The LORD has done spectacular things for them."
3The LORD has done spectacular things for us. We are overjoyed.
4Restore our fortunes, O LORD, as you restore streams [to dry riverbeds] in the Negev.
5Those who cry while they plant will joyfully sing while they harvest.
6The person who goes out weeping, carrying his bag of seed, will come home singing, carrying his bundles of grain.