Parallel Bible results for Psalm 137

GOD'S WORD Translation

New International Version

Psalm 137

GW 1 By the rivers of Babylon, we sat down and cried as we remembered Zion. NIV 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. GW 2 We hung our lyres on willow trees. NIV 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps, GW 3 It was there that those who had captured us demanded that we sing. Those who guarded us wanted us to entertain them. [They said,] "Sing a song from Zion for us!" 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!" GW 4 How could we sing the LORD's song in a foreign land? NIV 4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land? GW 5 If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget [how to play the lyre]. NIV 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill]. GW 6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don't remember you, if I don't consider Jerusalem my highest 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. GW 7 O LORD, remember the people of Edom. Remember what they did the day Jerusalem [was captured]. They said, "Tear it down! Tear it 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!" GW 8 You destructive people of Babylon, blessed is the one who pays you back with the same treatment you gave us. NIV 8 O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us-- GW 9 Blessed is the one who grabs your little children and smashes them against a rock. NIV 9 he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.