Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) - Psalm 126

Psalm 126

A Song of [a]Ascents.

1 When the Lord brought back the captives [who returned] to Zion, we were like those who dream [it seemed so unreal].(A)

2 Then were our mouths filled with laughter, and our tongues with singing. Then they said among the nations, The Lord has done great things for them.

3 The Lord has done great things for us! We are glad!

4 Turn to freedom our captivity and restore our fortunes, O Lord, as the streams in the South (the Negeb) [are restored by the torrents].

5 They who sow in tears shall reap in joy and singing.

6 He who goes forth bearing seed and weeping [at needing his precious supply of grain for sowing] shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.


  1. Psalm 126:1 See Psalm 120 title footnote.

Cross references

  1. Psalm 126:1 : Ps. 53:6; Acts 12:9.

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