Psalms 137

1By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. 2We hung our harps upon the willows in its midst. 3For 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 heaps
4How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a foreign land?
strange...: Heb. land of a stranger?
5If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her skill . 6If 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 joy

7Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to its foundation
Rase it: Heb. Make bare
8O 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 us
9Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
the stones: Heb. the rock

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