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Psalm 137 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Lament of the Exiles

1 By the rivers of Babylon- there we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion. 2 There we hung up our lyres on the poplar trees, 3 for our captors there asked us for songs, and our tormentors, for rejoicing: "Sing us one of the songs of Zion." 4 How can we sing the Lord's song on foreign soil? 5 If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill]. 6 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! 7 Remember, Lord, [what] the Edomites said that daya at Jerusalem: "Destroy it! Destroy it down to its foundations!"b 8 Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is the one who pays you back what you have done to us. 9 Happy is he who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rocks.c
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