1 Canticum ascensionum. In convertendo Dominus captivitatem Sion, facti sumus quasi somniantes.
2 Tunc repletum est gaudio os nostrum, et lingua nostra exsultatione. Tunc dicebant inter gentes: "Magnificavit Dominus facere cum eis".
3 Magnificavit Dominus facere nobiscum; facti sumus laetantes.
4 Converte, Domine, captivitatem nostram, sicut torrentes in austro.
5 Qui seminant in lacrimis, in exsultatione metent.
6 Euntes ibant et flebant semen spargendum portantes; venientes autem venient in exsultatione portantes manipulos suos.
King James Version
A Song of degrees.
1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.
3 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.