Psalm 137

1 Alongside Babylon's streams, there we sat down, crying because we remembered Zion.

References for Psalms 137:1

      2 We hung our lyres up in the trees there
      3 because that's where our captors asked us to sing; our tormentors requested songs of joy: "Sing us a song about Zion!" they said.
      4 But how could we possibly sing the LORD's song on foreign soil?
      5 Jerusalem! If I forget you, let my strong hand wither!
      6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don't remember you, if I don't make Jerusalem my greatest joy.
      7 LORD, remember what the Edomites did on Jerusalem's dark day: "Rip it down, rip it down! All the way to its foundations!" they yelled.
      8 Daughter Babylon, you destroyer, a blessing on the one who pays you back the very deed you did to us!

      References for Psalms 137:8

        • a 137:8 - Sym, Tg, Syr; MT <i>the devastated</i>
          9 A blessing on the one who seizes your children and smashes them against the rock!