When a the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion,
b We were like those who dream.
Then c our mouth was filled with laughter,
And our tongue with singing.
Then they said among the nations,
"The LORD has done great things for them."
The LORD has done great things for us,
And we are glad.
Bring back our captivity, O LORD,
As the streams in the South.
d Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with e rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Yes, may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel!
And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
LORD, You have been favorable to Your land; You have brought back the captivity of Jacob.
I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.
Also, O Judah, a harvest is appointed for you, When I return the captives of My people.
For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem.
So he went out and followed him, and did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.
He will yet fill your mouth with laughing, And your lips with rejoicing.
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
So the ransomed of the LORD shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness; Sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs.
They shall come with weeping, And with supplications I will lead them. I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters, In a straight way in which they shall not stumble; For I am a Father to Israel, And Ephraim is My firstborn.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.