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Lament of the Exiles

1 By the rivers of Babylon- there we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion.

References for Psalms 137:1

      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

      References for Psalms 137:7

        • a 137:7 - The day Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians in 586 b.c.
        • b 137:7 - Ob 10-14
          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

          References for Psalms 137:9