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we were like those who dreamed.b
2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,j
our tongues with songs of joy.k
Then it was said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great thingsl for them.”
3 The Lord has done great thingsm for us,
and we are filled with joy.n
like streams in the Negev.p
5 Those who sow with tearsq
6 Those who go out weeping,t
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with them.
1 Unless the Lord buildsu the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watchesv over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
and stay up late,
toiling for foodw to eat—
offspring a rewardz from him.
4 Like arrowsa in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
whose quiver is full of them.b
They will not be put to shame
1 Blessed are all who fear the Lord,e
who walk in obedience to him.f
2 You will eat the fruit of your labor;g
blessings and prosperityh will be yours.
3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vinei
within your house;
around your table.
4 Yes, this will be the blessingl
for the man who fears the Lord.m
5 May the Lord bless you from Zion;n
may you see the prosperity of Jerusalemo
all the days of your life.
6 May you live to see your children’s children—p
peace be on Israel.q
Or Lord brought back the captives to
Or those restored to health
Or Bring back our captives
Or eat— / for while they sleep he provides for