Psalm 137 NRS

1 By the rivers of Babylon— there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion.
2 On the willows a there we hung up our harps.

References for Psalms 137:2

    • Ř 137:2 - Or [poplars]
      3 For there our captors asked us for songs, and our tormentors asked for mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
      4 How could we sing the Lord's song in a foreign land?
      5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither!
      6 Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy.
      7 Remember, O Lord, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem's fall, how they said, "Tear it down! Tear it down! Down to its foundations!"
      8 O daughter Babylon, you devastator! b Happy shall they be who pay you back what you have done to us!

      References for Psalms 137:8

        • ř 137:8 - Or [you who are devastated]
          9 Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rock!