Psalm 126:1
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.

Berean Study Bible
A Song of Ascents. When the LORD restored the captives of Zion, we were like dreamers.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
It seemed like a dream when the LORD brought us back to the city of Zion.

Good News Translation
When the LORD brought us back to Jerusalem, it was like a 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
[A Song of Ascents.] 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Song of Degrees. When the Lord turned the captivity of Sion, we became as comforted ones.

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.
Study Bible
The LORD Has Done Great Things
1A Song of Ascents. When the LORD restored the captives of Zion, we were like dreamers. 2Then our mouths were filled with laughter and our tongues with shouts of joy. Then it was proclaimed 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 He will restore you from captivity and have compassion on you and gather you from all the nations to which the LORD your God has scattered you.

Job 8:21
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with a shout of joy.

Job 42:10
After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his prosperity and doubled his former possessions.

Psalm 80:3
Restore us, O God, and cause Your face to shine upon us, that we may be saved.

Psalm 85:1
You showed favor to Your land, O LORD; You restored Jacob from captivity.

Isaiah 14:7
All the earth is at peace and at rest; they break out in song.

Jeremiah 29:14
I will be found by you, declares the LORD, and I will restore you from captivity and gather you from all the nations and places to which I have banished you, declares the LORD. I will restore you to the place from which I sent you into exile."

Jeremiah 30:19
Thanksgiving will proceed from them, a sound of celebration. I will multiply them, and they will not be decreased; I will honor them, and they will not be belittled.

Hosea 6:11
Also for you, O Judah, a harvest is appointed, when I will restore My people from captivity.

Zechariah 8:6
This is what The LORD of Hosts says: "If it is marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in those days, should it also be marvelous in My eyes?" declares the LORD of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

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

A Song of Degrees.

Psalm 120:1
A Song of degrees. In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.

Psalm 121:1
A Song of degrees. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

Psalm 122:1
A Song of degrees of David. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

turned again, etc.

Psalm 53:6
Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

Psalm 85:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

Ezra 1:1
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,

we were like

Job 9:16
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.

Mark 16:11
And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

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







Lexicon
A Song
שִׁ֗יר (šîr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7892: A song, singing

of Ascents.
הַֽמַּ֫עֲל֥וֹת (ham·ma·‘ă·lō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4609: Elevation, the act, the condition, a climactic progression

When the LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

restored
בְּשׁ֣וּב (bə·šūḇ)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

the captives
שִׁיבַ֣ת (šî·ḇaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7870: Captivity

of Zion,
צִיּ֑וֹן (ṣî·yō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem

we were
הָ֝יִ֗ינוּ (hā·yî·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like dreamers.
כְּחֹלְמִֽים׃ (kə·ḥō·lə·mîm)
Preposition-k | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2492: To bind firmly, to be, plump, to dream
(1) When the Lord . . .--Literally, In turning by Jehovah the turning of Zion. The phrase is not precisely the same as that in Psalm 126:4, which is usual, and offers no difficulty. Here the form of the noun "turning" presents some difficulty; but, after the analogy of a few other words, it can bear the concrete meaning "returned:" when Jehovah brought back the returned of Zion.

Like them that dream.--The LXX. and Vulg. have "as if consoled." The Hebrew word primarily means "to be fat," or "fleshy," and in Isaiah 38:16 is rendered "recover"--a meaning that would give a good sense here, and which is adopted by the Chaldean paraphrases: "We were like unto such men who have recovered." On the other hand, the usual rendering suggests that the news of the restoration appeared too good to be true. "Surely you are dreaming" is a common saying. An illustration has been aptly produced in Livy's description of the feelings of the Greeks when they heard at the Isthmian games (B.C. 196), after the defeat of the Macedonians by T. Flaminius, the proclamation of the herald that they should, by the free gift of the Roman people, retain their liberty. "The joy was too great for men to take it all in. None could well believe that he had heard aright, and they looked on one another in wonder, like the empty show of a dream" (Livy, xxxiii. 32).

Verse 1. - When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion; literally, when the Lord turned again the returning of Zion; i.e. "brought back those who returned from the Captivity." We were like them that dream. We could scarce credit our senses; we seemed to be in a happy "dream" (comp. Acts 12:9). 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.
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