Compare Translations for Psalm 137:9

Psalm 137:9 ASV
Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones Against the rock.
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Psalm 137:9 BBE
Happy is the man who takes your little ones, crushing them against the rocks.
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Psalm 137:9 CEB
A blessing on the one who seizes your children and smashes them against the rock!
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Psalm 137:9 CJB
A blessing on anyone who seizes your babies and smashes them against a rock!
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Psalm 137:9 RHE
(136-9) Blessed be he that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock.
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Psalm 137:9 ESV
Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!
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Psalm 137:9 GW
Blessed is the one who grabs your little children and smashes them against a rock.
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Psalm 137:9 GNT
who take your babies and smash them against a rock.
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Psalm 137:9 HNV
Happy shall he be, Who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock.
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Psalm 137:9 CSB
Happy is he who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rocks.
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Psalm 137:9 KJV
Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
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Psalm 137:9 LEB
Happy [shall be he] who seizes and smashes your children against the rock.
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Psalm 137:9 NAS
How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.
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Psalm 137:9 NCV
They will grab your babies and throw them against the rocks. A psalm of David.
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Psalm 137:9 NIRV
Happy are those who grab your babies and smash them against the rocks.
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Psalm 137:9 NIV
he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.
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Psalm 137:9 NKJV
Happy the one who takes and dashes Your little ones against the rock!
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Psalm 137:9 NLT
Happy is the one who takes your babies and smashes them against the rocks!
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Psalm 137:9 NRS
Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rock!
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Psalm 137:9 RSV
Happy shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!
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Psalm 137:9 DBY
Happy he that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock.
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Psalm 137:9 MSG
Yes, a reward to the one who grabs your babies and smashes their heads on the rocks!
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Psalm 137:9 WBT
Happy [shall he be], that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
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Psalm 137:9 TMB
Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
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Psalm 137:9 TNIV
Happy are those who seize your infants and dash them against the rocks.
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Psalm 137:9 WEB
Happy shall he be, Who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock.
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Psalm 137:9 WYC
He is blessed, that shall hold; and hurtle down his little children at the stone. (Happy is he/Happy be they, who shall take hold of thy little children; and hurtle them against a stone.)
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Psalm 137:9 YLT
O the happiness of him who doth seize, And hath dashed thy sucklings on the rock!
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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.