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

 
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Young's Literal Translation (YLT) New International Version (NIV)
1 By rivers of Babylon -- There we did sit, Yea, we wept when we remembered Zion. 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.
2 On willows in its midst we hung our harps. 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps,
3 For there our captors asked us the words of a song, And our spoilers -- joy: `Sing ye to us of a song 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 do we sing the song of Jehovah, On the land of a stranger? 4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?
5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, my right hand forgetteth! 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill].
6 My tongue doth cleave to my palate, If I do not remember thee, 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.