Psalm 137:6
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
1692 [e]תִּדְבַּ֥ק־
tiḏ-baq-
Let clingV-Qal-Imperf-3fs
3956 [e]לְשׁוֹנִ֨י ׀
lə-šō-w-nî
my tongueN-csc | 1cs
2441 [e]לְחִכִּי֮
lə-ḥik-kî
to the roof of my mouthPrep-l | N-msc | 1cs
518 [e]אִם־
’im-
ifConj
3808 [e]לֹ֪א
notAdv-NegPrt
2142 [e]אֶ֫זְכְּרֵ֥כִי
’ez-kə-rê-ḵî
I do remember youV-Qal-Imperf-1cs | 2fs
518 [e]אִם־
’im-
ifConj
3808 [e]לֹ֣א
notAdv-NegPrt
5927 [e]אַ֭עֲלֶה
’a-‘ă-leh
I do exaltV-Hifil-Imperf-1cs
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
3389 [e]יְרוּשָׁלִַ֑ם
yə-rū-šā-lim;
JerusalemN-proper-fs
5921 [e]עַ֝֗ל
‘al,
AbovePrep
7218 [e]רֹ֣אשׁ
rōš
chiefN-msc
8057 [e]שִׂמְחָתִֽי׃
śim-ḥā-ṯî.
my joyN-fsc | 1cs









Hebrew Texts
תהילים 137:6 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
תִּדְבַּ֥ק־לְשֹׁונִ֨י ׀ לְחִכִּי֮ אִם־לֹ֪א אֶ֫זְכְּרֵ֥כִי אִם־לֹ֣א אַ֭עֲלֶה אֶת־יְרוּשָׁלִַ֑ם עַ֝֗ל רֹ֣אשׁ שִׂמְחָתִֽי׃

תהילים 137:6 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
תדבק־לשוני ׀ לחכי אם־לא אזכרכי אם־לא אעלה את־ירושלם על ראש שמחתי׃

תהילים 137:6 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
תדבק־לשוני ׀ לחכי אם־לא אזכרכי אם־לא אעלה את־ירושלם על ראש שמחתי׃

תהילים 137:6 Hebrew Bible
תדבק לשוני לחכי אם לא אזכרכי אם לא אעלה את ירושלם על ראש שמחתי׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
May 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.

King James Bible
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not exalt Jerusalem as my greatest joy!
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my chief joy. Heb. the head of my joy

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