Psalm 137
New American Standard Bible 1995NET Bible
1By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion.1By the rivers of Babylon we sit down and weep when we remember Zion.
2Upon the willows in the midst of it We hung our harps.2On the poplars in her midst we hang our harps,
3For there our captors demanded of us songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion."3for there our captors ask us to compose songs; those who mock us demand that we be happy, saying: "Sing for us a song about Zion!"
4How can we sing the LORD'S song In a foreign land?4How can we sing a song to the LORD in a foreign land?
5If I forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand forget her skill.5If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand be crippled!
6May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth If I do not remember you, If I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.6May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, and do not give Jerusalem priority over whatever gives me the most joy.
7Remember, O LORD, against the sons of Edom The day of Jerusalem, Who said, "Raze it, raze it To its very foundation."7Remember, O LORD, what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell. They said, "Tear it down, tear it down, right to its very foundation!"
8O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us.8O daughter Babylon, soon to be devastated! How blessed will be the one who repays you for what you dished out to us!
9How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.9How blessed will be the one who grabs your babies and smashes them on a rock!
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Psalm 136
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