Holman Christian Standard Bible
1A song of ascents. When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
2Our mouths were filled with laughter then, and our tongues with shouts of joy. Then they said among the nations," The LORD has done great things for them."
3The LORD had done great things for us; we were joyful.
4Restore our fortunes, LORD, like watercourses in the Negev.
5Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy.
6Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves.