Parallel Bible results for Psalm 137:1-6

Young's Literal Translation

New International Version

Psalm 137:1-6

YLT 1 By rivers of Babylon -- There we did sit, Yea, we wept when we remembered Zion. NIV 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. YLT 2 On willows in its midst we hung our harps. NIV 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps, YLT 3 For there our captors asked us the words of a song, And our spoilers -- joy: `Sing ye to us of a song 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!" YLT 4 How do we sing the song of Jehovah, On the land of a stranger? NIV 4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land? YLT 5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, my right hand forgetteth! NIV 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill]. YLT 6 My tongue doth cleave to my palate, If I do not remember thee, If I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief 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.