A Song of the Ascents. 126 When Jehovah gathered back the captive ones* of Zion,+We became like those who were dreaming.+ 2 At that time our mouth came to be filled with laughter,+And our tongue with a joyful cry.+At that time they proceeded to say among the nations:+“Jehovah has done a great thing in what he has done with them.”*+ 3 Jehovah has done a great thing in what he has done with us.*+We have become joyful.+ 4 Do gather back, O Jehovah, our company of captives,*+Like streambeds in the Negʹeb.*+ 5 Those sowing seed with tears+Will reap even with a joyful cry.+ 6 The one that without fail goes forth, even weeping,+Carrying along a bagful of seed,+Will without fail come in with a joyful cry,+Carrying along his sheaves.+
^ Or, “the captivity; the body of captives.”
^ Or, “Jehovah has done great things for them.”
^ See vs 2 ftn.
^ Or, “our captivity.”
^ Or, “the south.”