Thanksgiving for Return from Captivity.
A Song of Ascents.
1 When the LORD brought R4130 back the F1403 captive ones of Zion,
We were like R4131 those who dream.
2 Then our mouth R4132 was filled with laughter
And our tongue R4133 with joyful shouting;
Then they said among the nations,
"The LORD has done R4134 great things for them."
3 The LORD has done great things for us;
We are glad. R4135
4 Restore our captivity, O LORD,
As the streams R4136 F1404 in the South. F1405
5 Those who sow in tears R4137 shall reap with joyful R4138 shouting.
6 He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed,
Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
F1403: Or promise
F1404: Or revere
F1405: Or judgment
R4130: Psalms 85:1; Jeremiah 29:14; Hosea 6:11
R4131: Acts 12:9
R4132: Job 1:8:21
R4133: Psalms 51:14; Isaiah 35:6
R4134: 1 Samuel 12:24; Psalms 71:19; Luke 1:49
R4135: Isaiah 25:9; Zephaniah 3:14
R4136: Isaiah 35:6; 43:19
R4137: Psalms 80:5; Jeremiah 31:9,16; Lamentations 1:2
R4138: Isaiah 35:10; 51:11; 61:7; Galatians 6:9