New Living Translation
But how can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a pagan land?
King James Bible
How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?
Darby Bible Translation
How should we sing a song of Jehovah's upon a foreign soil?
World English Bible
How can we sing Yahweh's song in a foreign land?
Young's Literal Translation
How do we sing the song of Jehovah, On the land of a stranger?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
137:4 The Lord's - Those songs which were appointed by God to be sung only in his service.
LibraryThe Iranian Conquest
Drawn by Boudier, from the engraving in Coste and Flandin. The vignette, drawn by Faucher-Gudin, from a statuette in terra-cotta, found in Southern Russia, represents a young Scythian. The Iranian religions--Cyrus in Lydia and at Babylon: Cambyses in Egypt --Darius and the organisation of the empire. The Median empire is the least known of all those which held sway for a time over the destinies of a portion of Western Asia. The reason of this is not to be ascribed to the shortness of its duration: …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9
The History of the Psalter
Letters of St. Bernard
2 Chronicles 29:27
Then Hezekiah ordered that the burnt offering be placed on the altar. As the burnt offering was presented, songs of praise to the LORD were begun, accompanied by the trumpets and other instruments of David, the former king of Israel.
The custom of having choir directors to lead the choirs in hymns of praise and thanksgiving to God began long ago in the days of David and Asaph.
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