Parallel Bible results for Psalm 137

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Psalm 137

CJB 1 By the rivers of Bavel we sat down and wept as we remembered Tziyon. NIV 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. CJB 2 We had hung up our lyres on the willows that were there, NIV 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps, CJB 3 when those who had taken us captive asked us to sing them a song; our tormentors demanded joy from us -"Sing us one of the songs from Tziyon!" 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!" CJB 4 How can we sing a song about ADONAI here on foreign soil? NIV 4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land? CJB 5 If I forget you, Yerushalayim, may my right hand wither away! NIV 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill]. CJB 6 May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I fail to remember you, if I fail to count Yerushalayim the greatest of all my joys. 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. CJB 7 Remember, ADONAI, against the people of Edom the day of Yerushalayim's fall, how they cried, "Tear it down! Tear it down! Raze it to the ground!" 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!" CJB 8 Daughter of Bavel, you will be destroyed! A blessing on anyone who pays you back for the way you treated us! NIV 8 O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us-- CJB 9 A blessing on anyone who seizes your babies and smashes them against a rock! NIV 9 he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.