Psalm 137:2-9 NIV

2 There on the poplars1 we hung our harps,2

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3 for there our captors3 asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded4 songs of joy; they said, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"5

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4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD 6 while in a foreign land?

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5 If I forget you,7 O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill].

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6 May my tongue cling to the roof8 of my mouth if I do not remember9 you, if I do not consider Jerusalem10 my highest joy.

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7 Remember, O LORD, what the Edomites11 did on the day Jerusalem fell.12 "Tear it down," they cried, "tear it down to its foundations!"13

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8 O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction,14 happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us--

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9 he who seizes your infants and dashes them15 against the rocks.

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