Parallel Bible results for Psalm 137:1-6

Good News Translation

New International Version

Psalm 137:1-6

GNT 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat down; there we wept when we remembered Zion. NIV 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. GNT 2 On the willows near by we hung up our harps. NIV 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps, GNT 3 Those who captured us told us to sing; they told us to entertain them: "Sing us a song about 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!" GNT 4 How can we sing a song to the Lord in a foreign land? NIV 4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land? GNT 5 May I never be able to play the harp again if I forget you, Jerusalem! NIV 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill]. GNT 6 May I never be able to sing again if I do not remember you, if I do not think of you 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.