Psalm 137 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion. 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.
2 Upon the willows in the midst of it We hung our harps. 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps,
3 For there our captors demanded of us songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion." 3 for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
4 How can we sing the LORD'S song In a foreign land? 4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand forget her skill. 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill].
6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth If I do not remember you, If I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy. 6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy.
7 Remember, O LORD, against the sons of Edom The day of Jerusalem, Who said, "Raze it, raze it To its very foundation." 7 Remember, O LORD, what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell. "Tear it down," they cried, "tear it down to its foundations!"
8 O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us. 8 O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us--
9 How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock. 9 he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.