Psalm 137 TNIV

1 By the rivers of Babylon1 we sat and wept2 when we remembered Zion.3

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2 There on the poplars4 we hung our harps,5

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3 for there our captors6 asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded7 songs of joy; they said, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"8

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4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD 9 while in a foreign land?

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5 If I forget you,10 Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.

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6 May my tongue cling to the roof11 of my mouth if I do not remember12 you, if I do not consider Jerusalem13 my highest joy.

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7 Remember, LORD, what the Edomites14 did on the day Jerusalem fell.15 "Tear it down," they cried, "tear it down to its foundations!"16

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8 Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction,17 happy are those who repay you according to what you have done to us.

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9 Happy are those who seize your infants and dash them18 against the rocks.

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