A psalm written for people going up to the temple to worship
1 When Yahweh brought us Israeli people back to Jerusalem (OR, enabled us Israelis to prosper again),
it was wonderful;
it seemed as though [SIM] we were dreaming.
2 We were extremely happy,
and we [SYN] continued shouting joyfully.
Then the other people-groups said about us,
“Yahweh has done great things for them!”
3 And we say, “Yes, Yahweh truly has done great things for us,
and we are very happy.”
4 Yahweh, when it rains, water flows in the streams again after they were dry [SIM].
Similarly, enable our nation to become great again like it was before.
5 We cried when we planted seeds because it was hard work preparing the soil that had not been plowed for many years;
now we want to shout joyfully because we are gathering a big harvest.
6 Those who cried as they carried the bags of seeds to the fields will shout joyfully
when they bring the crops to their houses at harvest time.