Parallel Bible results for Psalm 137

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Psalm 137

CEB 1 Alongside Babylon's streams, there we sat down, crying because we remembered Zion. NIV 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. CEB 2 We hung our lyres up in the trees there NIV 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps, CEB 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. NIV 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!" CEB 4 But how could we possibly sing the LORD's song on foreign soil? NIV 4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land? CEB 5 Jerusalem! If I forget you, let my strong hand wither! NIV 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill]. CEB 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. NIV 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. CEB 7 LORD, remember what the Edomites did on Jerusalem's dark day: "Rip it down, rip it down! All the way to its foundations!" they yelled. NIV 7 Remember, O LORD, what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell. "Tear it down," they cried, "tear it down to its foundations!" CEB 8 Daughter Babylon, you destroyer, a blessing on the one who pays you back the very deed you did to us! NIV 8 O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us-- CEB 9 A blessing on the one who seizes your children and smashes them against the rock! NIV 9 he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.