Psalm 137:1-6 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Alongside Babylon's streams, there we sat down, crying because we remembered Zion. 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.
2 We hung our lyres up in the trees there 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps,
3 because that's where our captors asked us to sing; our tormentors requested songs of joy: "Sing us a song about Zion!" they said. 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 But how could we possibly sing the LORD's song on foreign soil? 4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?
5 Jerusalem! If I forget you, let my strong hand wither! 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 make Jerusalem my greatest 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.