Psalm 137 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion. 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.
2 On the willows in the midst of it, We hung up our harps. 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps,
3 For there, those who led us captive asked us for songs. Those who tormented us demanded songs of joy: "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 Yahweh'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, Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget its skill. 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill].
6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, If I don't remember you; If I don't prefer 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, Yahweh, against the children of Edom, The day of Jerusalem; Who said, "Raze it! Raze it even to its 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 Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, He will be happy who rewards you, As you have served us. 8 O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us--
9 Happy shall he be, Who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock. 9 he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.