1 Beside the rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept as we thought of Jerusalem.

References for Psalms 137:1

    • a 137:1 - Hebrew Zion; also in 137:3 .
      2 We put away our harps, hanging them on the branches of poplar trees.
      3 For our captors demanded a song from us. Our tormentors insisted on a joyful hymn: “Sing us one of those songs of Jerusalem!”
      4 But how can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a pagan land?
      5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget how to play the harp.
      6 May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I fail to remember you, if I don’t make Jerusalem my greatest joy.
      7 O LORD, remember what the Edomites did on the day the armies of Babylon captured Jerusalem. “Destroy it!” they yelled. “Level it to the ground!”
      8 O Babylon, you will be destroyed. Happy is the one who pays you back for what you have done to us.
      9 Happy is the one who takes your babies and smashes them against the rocks!