How can we sing the songs of the LORD1 while in a foreign land?
If I forget you,2 O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill].
May my tongue cling to the roof3 of my mouth if I do not remember4 you, if I do not consider Jerusalem5 my highest joy.
Remember, O LORD, what the Edomites6 did on the day Jerusalem fell.7 "Tear it down," they cried, "tear it down to its foundations!"88
O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction,9 happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us--
he who seizes your infants and dashes them10 against the rocks.