Parallel Bible results for Psalm 137

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Psalm 137

NLT 1 Beside the rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept as we thought of Jerusalem. NIV 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. NLT 2 We put away our lyres, hanging them on the branches of the willow trees. NIV 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps, NLT 3 For there our captors demanded a song of us. Our tormentors requested a joyful hymn: "Sing us one of those songs of 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!" NLT 4 But how can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land? NIV 4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land? NLT 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill upon the harp. NIV 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill]. NLT 6 May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I fail to remember you, if I don't make 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. NLT 7 O LORD, remember what the Edomites did on the day the armies of Babylon captured Jerusalem. "Destroy it!" they yelled. "Level 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!" NLT 8 O Babylon, you will be destroyed. Happy is the one who pays you back for what you have done to us. NIV 8 O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us-- NLT 9 Happy is the one who takes your babies and smashes them against the rocks! NIV 9 he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.