Parallel Bible results for Psalm 137

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Psalm 137

NCV 1 By the rivers in Babylon we sat and cried when we remembered Jerusalem. NIV 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. NCV 2 On the poplar trees nearby we hung our harps. NIV 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps, NCV 3 Those who captured us asked us to sing; our enemies wanted happy songs. They said, "Sing us a song about Jerusalem!" 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!" NCV 4 But we cannot sing songs about the Lord while we are in this foreign country! NIV 4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land? NCV 5 Jerusalem, if I forget you, let my right hand lose its skill. NIV 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill]. NCV 6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not think about Jerusalem as 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. NCV 7 Lord, remember what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell. They said, "Tear it down! Tear it down to its foundations!" 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!" NCV 8 People of Babylon, you will be destroyed. The people who pay you back for what you did to us will be happy. NIV 8 O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us-- NCV 9 They will grab your babies and throw them against the rocks. A psalm of David. NIV 9 he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.