Psalm 137
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By the Rivers of Babylon
(Ezekiel 1:1–3)

1By the rivers of Babel, there we sat down: also we wept in our remembering Zion.

2Upon the willows in her midst, we hung our harps;

3For there they carrying us away captive asked us the words of a song; and they heaping us up gladness; Sing to us from the song of Zion.

4How shall we sing the song of Jehovah upon the land of a stranger?

5If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, my right hand shall be forgotten.

6My tongue shall cleave to in palate, if I remember thee not; if I bring not up Jerusalem upon the head of my joy.

7Remember, O Jehovah, for the sons of Edom, the day of Jerusalem; they saying, Make bare, make bare, even to the foundations in her.

8O daughter of Babel laying waste; happy he recompensing to thee thy retribution thou didst to us.

9Happy he taking hold and dashing in pieces thy children against the rock.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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