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WHEN the LORD brought back the people of Zion from captivity, we were like those that rejoice.
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Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing;
then said they among the heathen, The LORD has done great things for them.
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The LORD has done great things for us, whereof we are joyful.
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Turn again our captivity, O LORD, like the streams in the south.
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They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
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He who goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.