Psalm 137 TNIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.
2 There on the poplars we hung our harps, 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps,
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!" 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 songs of the LORD while in a foreign land? 4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its 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 consider Jerusalem my highest 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, LORD, what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell. "Tear it down," they cried, "tear it down to its foundations!" 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 Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy are those who repay you according to what you have done to us. 8 O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us--
9 Happy are those who seize your infants and dash them against the rocks. 9 he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.