Psalm 137:8 {136:8}
Good News Translation
Babylon, you will be destroyed. Happy are those who pay you back for what you have done to us--

Contemporary English Version
Babylon, you are doomed! I pray the Lord's blessings on anyone who punishes you for what you did to us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O daughter of Babylon, miserable: blessed shall he be who shall repay thee thy payment which thou hast paid us.

New American Bible
Desolate Daughter Babylon, you shall be destroyed, blessed the one who pays you back what you have done us!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

O daughter of Babylon, miserable: blessed shall he be who shall repay thee thy payment which thou hast paid us.

daughter

Isaiah 47:1-5 Come down, sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne for the daughter of the Chaldeans, for thou shalt no more be called delicate and tender. . . .

Jeremiah 50:41 Behold a people cometh from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall rise from the ends of the earth.

Jeremiah 52:33 And he changed his prison garments, and he ate bread before him always all the days of his life.

Zechariah 2:7 O Sion, flee, thou that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon:

who art

Isaiah 13:1 The burden of Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amos saw.

Isaiah 14:4-24 Thou shalt take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and shalt say: How is the oppressor come to nothing, the tribute hath ceased? . . .

Isaiah 21:1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds come from the south, it cometh from the desert from a terrible land.

Isaiah 47:1 Come down, sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne for the daughter of the Chaldeans, for thou shalt no more be called delicate and tender.

Jeremiah 25:12-14 And when the seventy years shall be expired, I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans: and I will make it perpetual desolations. . . .

Jeremiah 50:1 The word that the Lord hath spoken against Babylon, and against the land of the Chaldeans in the hand of Jeremiah the prophet.

Jeremiah 51:1 Thus saith the Lord: Behold I will raise up as it were a pestilential wind against Babylon and against the inhabitants thereof, who have lifted up their heart against me.

Revelation 14:8-11 And another angel followed, saying: That great Babylon is fallen, is fallen; which made all nations to drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. . . .

Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels who had the seven vials and spoke with me, saying: Come, I will shew thee the condemnation of the great harlot, who sitteth upon many waters:

Revelation 18:6 Render to her as she also hath rendered to you: and double unto her double, according to her works. In the cup wherein she hath mingled, mingle ye double unto her.

destroyed.

Psalm 149:6-9 The high praises of God shall be in their mouth: and two-edged swords in their hands: . . .

Isaiah 13:3-5 I have commanded my sanctified ones, and have called my strong ones in my wrath, them that rejoice in my glory. . . .

Isaiah 44:28 Who say to Cyrus: Thou art my shepherd, and thou shalt perform all my pleasure. Who say to Jerusalem: Thou shalt be built: and to the temple: Thy foundations shall be laid.

Revelation 17:5,6,14 And on her forehead a name was written: A mystery: Babylon the great, the mother of the fornications and the abominations of the earth. . . .

Revelation 18:6,20 Render to her as she also hath rendered to you: and double unto her double, according to her works. In the cup wherein she hath mingled, mingle ye double unto her. . . .

rewardeth.

Jeremiah 50:15-29 Shout against her, she hath every where given her hand, her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down, for it is the vengeance of the Lord. Take vengeance upon her: as she hath done, so do to her. . . .

Revelation 18:6 Render to her as she also hath rendered to you: and double unto her double, according to her works. In the cup wherein she hath mingled, mingle ye double unto her.

Context
By the Rivers of Babylon
7Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom, in the day of Jerusalem: Who say: Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof. 8O daughter of Babylon, miserable: blessed shall he be who shall repay thee thy payment which thou hast paid us.9Blessed be he that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock.…
Cross References
Revelation 18:6
Render to her as she also hath rendered to you: and double unto her double, according to her works. In the cup wherein she hath mingled, mingle ye double unto her.

Isaiah 13:1
The burden of Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amos saw.

Isaiah 13:16
Their inhabitants shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes: their houses shall be pillaged, and their wives shall be ravished.

Isaiah 47:1
Come down, sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne for the daughter of the Chaldeans, for thou shalt no more be called delicate and tender.

Jeremiah 25:12
And when the seventy years shall be expired, I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans: and I will make it perpetual desolations.

Jeremiah 50:1
The word that the Lord hath spoken against Babylon, and against the land of the Chaldeans in the hand of Jeremiah the prophet.

Jeremiah 50:15
Shout against her, she hath every where given her hand, her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down, for it is the vengeance of the Lord. Take vengeance upon her: as she hath done, so do to her.

Jeremiah 50:29
Declare to many against Babylon, to all that bend the bow: stand together against her round about, and let none escape; pay her according to her work: according to all that she hath done, do ye to her: for she hath lifted up herself against the Lord, against the Holy One of Israel.

Jeremiah 51:1
Thus saith the Lord: Behold I will raise up as it were a pestilential wind against Babylon and against the inhabitants thereof, who have lifted up their heart against me.

Jeremiah 51:24
And I will render to Babylon, and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil, that they have done in Sion, before your eyes, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 51:35
The wrong done to me, and my flesh be upon Babylon, saith the habitation of Sion: and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, saith Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 51:49
And as Babylon caused that there should fall slain in Israel: so of Babylon there shall fall slain in all the earth.

Lamentations 1:22
Thau. Let all their evil be present before thee: and make vintage of them, as thou hast made vintage of me for all my iniquities: for my sighs are many, and my heart is sorrowful.

Additional Translations
O Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, blessed is he who repays you as you have done to us.O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewards you as you have served us.

O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed, Happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee As thou hast served us.

Wretched daughter of Babylon! blessed shall he be who shall reward thee as thou hast rewarded us.

Daughter of Babylon, who art to be laid waste, happy he that rendereth unto thee that which thou hast meted out to us.

O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, he will be happy who rewards you, as you have served us.

O daughter of Babylon, O destroyed one, O the happiness of him who repayeth to thee thy deed, That thou hast done to us.
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