הָלֹוךְ יֵלֵךְ וּבָכֹה נֹשֵׂא מֶשֶׁךְ־הַזָּרַע בֹּא־יָבֹוא בְרִנָּה נֹשֵׂא אֲלֻמֹּתָיו׃
He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him [England Standard Version Translation]
Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. What relationship between humans and nature does this text portray?
2. Why might someone sowing seeds be tearful?
3. How do we support those who find that they do not come home with shouts of joy?
Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)