PSALM 137.1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. 2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. 3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. ▼
▼ a song: Heb. the words of a song, ▼
▼ wasted…: Heb. laid us on heaps4 How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land? ▼
▼ strange…: Heb. land of a stranger?5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. 6 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. ▼
▼ my chief…: Heb. the head of my joy7 Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof. ▼
▼ Rase it: Heb. Make bare8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. ▼
▼ destroyed: Heb. wasted, ▼
▼ rewardeth…: Heb. recompenseth unto thee thy deed which thou didst to us9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. ▼
▼ the stones: Heb. the rock
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