Parallel Bible results for Psalm 137

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Psalm 137

DBY 1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down; yea, we wept when we remembered Zion. NIV 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. DBY 2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. NIV 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps, DBY 3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that made us wail [required] mirth, [saying,] Sing us [one] of the songs of Zion. 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!" DBY 4 How should we sing a song of Jehovah's upon a foreign soil? NIV 4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land? DBY 5 If I forget thee, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget [its skill]; NIV 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill]. DBY 6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to my palate: if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief 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. DBY 7 Remember, O Jehovah, against the sons of Edom, the day of Jerusalem; who said, Lay [it] bare, Lay [it] bare, down to its foundation! 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!" DBY 8 Daughter of Babylon, who art to be laid waste, happy he that rendereth unto thee that which thou hast meted out to us. NIV 8 O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us-- DBY 9 Happy he that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock. NIV 9 he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.