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Psalm 137:6 ASV
Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, If I remember thee not; If I prefer not Jerusalem Above my chief joy.
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Psalm 137:6 BBE
If I let you go out of my thoughts, and if I do not put Jerusalem before my greatest joy, let my tongue be fixed to the roof of my mouth.
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Psalm 137:6 CEB
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don't remember you, if I don't make Jerusalem my greatest joy.
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Psalm 137:6 CJB
May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I fail to remember you, if I fail to count Yerushalayim the greatest of all my joys.
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Psalm 137:6 RHE
(136-6) Let my tongue cleave to my jaws, if I do not remember thee: If I make not Jerusalem the beginning of my joy.
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Psalm 137:6 ESV
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!
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Psalm 137:6 GW
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don't remember you, if I don't consider Jerusalem my highest joy.
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Psalm 137:6 GNT
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!
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Psalm 137:6 HNV
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, If I don't remember you; If I don't prefer Yerushalayim above my chief joy.
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Psalm 137:6 CSB
May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not exalt Jerusalem as my greatest joy!
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Psalm 137:6 KJV
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
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Psalm 137:6 LEB
Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if do not I exalt Jerusalem above my highest joy.
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Psalm 137:6 NAS
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth If I do not remember you, If I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.
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Psalm 137:6 NCV
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.
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Psalm 137:6 NIRV
If I don't remember you, may my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth so I can't sing. May it happen if I don't consider Jerusalem to be my greatest joy.
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Psalm 137:6 NIV
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.
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Psalm 137:6 NKJV
If I do not remember you, Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth-- If I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.
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Psalm 137:6 NLT
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.
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Psalm 137:6 NRS
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.
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Psalm 137:6 RSV
Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!
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Psalm 137:6 DBY
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to my palate: if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
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Psalm 137:6 MSG
Let my tongue swell and turn black if I fail to remember you, If I fail, O dear Jerusalem, to honor you as my greatest.
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Psalm 137:6 WBT
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
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Psalm 137:6 TMB
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
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Psalm 137:6 TNIV
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.
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Psalm 137:6 WEB
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, If I don't remember you; If I don't prefer Jerusalem above my chief joy.
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Psalm 137:6 WYC
My tongue cleave to my cheeks; if I bethink not on thee. If I purposed not of thee, Jerusalem; in the beginning of my gladness. (And may my tongue cleave to my cheeks; if I do not remember thee, Jerusalem. Yea, if I do not think of thee, as my greatest joy.)
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Psalm 137:6 YLT
My tongue doth cleave to my palate, If I do not remember thee, If I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy.
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Psalms 137 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 137

The Jews bewail their captivity. (1-4) Their affection for Jerusalem. (5-9)

Verses 1-4 Their enemies had carried the Jews captive from their own land. To complete their woes, they insulted over them; they required of them mirth and a song. This was very barbarous; also profane, for no songs would serve but the songs of Zion. Scoffers are not to be compiled with. They do not say, How shall we sing, when we are so much in sorrow? but, It is the Lord's song, therefore we dare not sing it among idolaters.

Verses 5-9 What we love, we love to think of. Those that rejoice in God, for his sake make Jerusalem their joy. They stedfastly resolved to keep up this affection. When suffering, we should recollect with godly sorrow our forfeited mercies, and our sins by which we lost them. If temporal advantages ever render a profession, the worst calamity has befallen him. Far be it from us to avenge ourselves; we will leave it to Him who has said, Vengeance is mine. Those that are glad at calamities, especially at the calamities of Jerusalem, shall not go unpunished. We cannot pray for promised success to the church of God without looking to, though we do not utter a prayer for, the ruin of her enemies. But let us call to mind to whose grace and finished salvation alone it is, that we have any hopes of being brought home to the heavenly Jerusalem.

Psalms 137 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 137

Psalms 137:1-9 . This Psalm records the mourning of the captive Israelites, and a prayer and prediction respecting the destruction of their enemies.

1. rivers of Babylon--the name of the city used for the whole country.
remembered Zion--or, Jerusalem, as in Psalms 132:13 .

2. upon the willows--which may have grown there then, if not now; as the palm, which was once common, is now rare in Palestine.

3, 4. Whether the request was in curiosity or derision, the answer intimates that a compliance was incongruous with their mournful feelings ( Proverbs 25:20 ).

5, 6. For joyful songs would imply forgetfulness of their desolated homes and fallen Church. The solemn imprecations on the hand and tongue, if thus forgetful, relate to the cunning or skill in playing, and the power of singing.

7-9. Remember . . . the children of Edom--(Compare Psalms 132:1 ), that is, to punish.
the day of Jerusalem--its downfall ( Lamentations 4:21 Lamentations 4:22 , Obadiah 1:11-13 ).

8. daughter of Babylon--the people ( Psalms 9:13 ). Their destruction had been abundantly foretold ( Isaiah 13:14 , Jeremiah 51:23 ). For the terribleness of that destruction, God's righteous judgment, and not the passions of the chafed Israelites, was responsible.