Parallel Bible results for Psalm 137:1-6

New Revised Standard

New International Version

Psalm 137:1-6

NRS 1 By the rivers of Babylon— there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion. NIV 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. NRS 2 On the willows there we hung up our harps. NIV 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps, NRS 3 For there our captors asked us for songs, and our tormentors asked for 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!" NRS 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? NRS 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither! NIV 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill]. NRS 6 Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above 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.