NIV “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy”
KJV “Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness”
NKJV “ You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness”
The Message “You did it: you changed wild lament into whirling dance; You ripped off my black mourning band and decked me with wildflowers.”
ASV “ Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing”
It does not matter what translation you look it; the message is clear. The Lord has turned mourning into dancing. It’s not just that God puts us back together and we are happy again, it’s so much more. It’s not just that we no longer mourn, but that we can DANCE!
When I’m so excited I start jumping and twirling with arms over head, I’m more that just happy, I’m more than fine, I’m full of JOY! That’s the kind of transformation God likes to bless us with. I love that these verses give all credit to God – “YOU did it” “THOU hast turned for me” “YOU have turned” God does it all. He alone replaces our mourning with joy. He alone provides the healing we need to dance.