1: (A Song of degrees.) When Jehovah turned the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. 2: Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with rejoicing: then said they among the nations, Jehovah hath done great things for them. 3: Jehovah hath done great things for us; [and] we are joyful. 4: Turn our captivity, O Jehovah, as the streams in the south. 5: They that sow in tears shall reap with rejoicing: 6: He goeth forth and weepeth, bearing seed for scattering; he cometh again with rejoicing, bearing his sheaves.