Psalm 137

An Experience of the Captivity.

1 By the 1rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and 2wept, When we remembered Zion.
2 Upon the 3willows in the midst of it We 4hung our harps.
3 For there our captors 5demanded of us songs, And 6our tormentors mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion."
4 How can we sing 7the LORD'S song In a foreign land?
5 If I 8forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand forget her skill.
6 May my 9tongue cling to the roof of my mouth If I do not remember you, If I do not 10exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.
7 Remember, O LORD, against the sons of 11Edom The day of Jerusalem, Who said, "Raze it, raze it 12To its very foundation."
8 O daughter of Babylon, you 13devastated one, How blessed will be the one who 14repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us.
9 How blessed will be the one who seizes and 15dashes your little ones Against the rock.
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