New International Version
By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.
King James Bible
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
Darby Bible Translation
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down; yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.
World English Bible
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
Young's Literal Translation
By rivers of Babylon -- There we did sit, Yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By the rivers of Babylon - These might have been the Tigris and Euphrates, or their branches, or streams that flowed into them. In their captivity and dispersion, it was customary for the Jews to hold their religious meetings on the banks of rivers. Mention is made of this Acts 16:13, where we find the Jews of Philippi resorting to a river side, where prayer was wont to be made. And sometimes they built their synagogues here, when they were expelled from the cities.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
3463. B.C. cir
541. The author of this beautiful and affecting elegy is unknown, but the occasion is evident; and it was most probably composed during or near the close of the captivity.
LibraryLetter xxii (Circa A. D. 1129) to Simon, Abbot of S. Nicholas
To Simon, Abbot of S. Nicholas Bernard consoles him under the persecution of which he is the object. The most pious endeavours do not always have the desired success. What line of conduct ought to be followed towards his inferiors by a prelate who is desirous of stricter discipline. 1. I have learned with much pain by your letter the persecution that you are enduring for the sake of righteousness, and although the consolation given you by Christ in the promise of His kingdom may suffice amply for …
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux
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When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.
In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.
the word of the LORD came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, by the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians. There the hand of the LORD was on him.
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