An Experience of the Captivity.

1 By the 1rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and 2wept, When we remembered Zion.
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2 Upon the 3willows in the midst of it We 4hung our harps.
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3 For there our captors 5demanded of us songs, And 6our tormentors mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion."
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    • c 137:3 - Lit "asked"
    • d 137:3 - Lit "words of song"
      4 How can we sing 7the LORD'S song In a foreign land?
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      5 If I 8forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand forget her skill.
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        • e 137:5 - I.e. become lame
          6 May my 9tongue cling to the roof of my mouth If I do not remember you, If I do not 10exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.
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          8 O daughter of Babylon, you 13devastated one, How blessed will be the one who 14repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us.
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          9 How blessed will be the one who seizes and 15dashes your little ones Against the rock.
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