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Psalm 137:8 ASV
O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed, Happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee As thou hast served us.
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Psalm 137:8 BBE
O daughter of Babylon, whose fate is destruction; happy is the man who does to you what you have done to us.
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Psalm 137:8 CEB
Daughter Babylon, you destroyer, a blessing on the one who pays you back the very deed you did to us!
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Psalm 137:8 CJB
Daughter of Bavel, you will be destroyed! A blessing on anyone who pays you back for the way you treated us!
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Psalm 137:8 RHE
(136-8) O daughter of Babylon, miserable: blessed shall he be who shall repay thee thy payment which thou hast paid us.
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Psalm 137:8 ESV
O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed, blessed shall he be who repays you with what you have done to us!
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Psalm 137:8 GW
You destructive people of Babylon, blessed is the one who pays you back with the same treatment you gave us.
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Psalm 137:8 GNT
Babylon, you will be destroyed. Happy are those who pay you back for what you have done to us -
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Psalm 137:8 HNV
Daughter of Bavel, doomed to destruction, He will be happy who rewards you, As you have served us.
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Psalm 137:8 CSB
Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is the one who pays you back what you have done to us.
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Psalm 137:8 KJV
O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed ; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
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Psalm 137:8 LEB
O daughter of Babylon, about to be devastated, happy [shall be he] who pays back to you {what you paid out to us}.
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Psalm 137:8 NAS
O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us.
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Psalm 137:8 NCV
People of Babylon, you will be destroyed. The people who pay you back for what you did to us will be happy.
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Psalm 137:8 NIRV
People of Babylon, you are sentenced to be destroyed. Happy are those who pay you back for what you have done to us.
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Psalm 137:8 NIV
O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us--
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Psalm 137:8 NKJV
O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed, Happy the one who repays you as you have served us!
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Psalm 137:8 NLT
O Babylon, you will be destroyed. Happy is the one who pays you back for what you have done to us.
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Psalm 137:8 NRS
O daughter Babylon, you devastator! Happy shall they be who pay you back what you have done to us!
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Psalm 137:8 RSV
O daughter of Babylon, you devastator! Happy shall he be who requites you with what you have done to us!
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Psalm 137:8 DBY
Daughter of Babylon, who art to be laid waste, happy he that rendereth unto thee that which thou hast meted out to us.
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Psalm 137:8 MSG
And you, Babylonians - ravagers! A reward to whoever gets back at you for all you've done to us;
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Psalm 137:8 WBT
O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy [shall he be], that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
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Psalm 137:8 TMB
O daughter of Babylon who art to be destroyed, happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
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Psalm 137:8 TNIV
Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy are those who repay you according to what you have done to us.
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Psalm 137:8 WEB
Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, He will be happy who rewards you, As you have served us.
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Psalm 137:8 WYC
Thou wretched daughter of Babylon; he is blessed, that yieldeth to thee thy yielding, which thou yieldest to us. (O wretched daughter of Babylon; happy is he, who doeth to thee, what thou hast done to us/happy be those, who repay thee, for all that thou hast done to us.)
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Psalm 137:8 YLT
O daughter of Babylon, O destroyed one, O the happiness of him who repayeth to thee thy deed, That thou hast done to us.
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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.