Parallel Bible results for Psalm 137

Common English Bible

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Psalm 137

CEB 1 Alongside Babylon's streams, there we sat down, crying because we remembered Zion. NRS 1 By the rivers of Babylon— there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion. CEB 2 We hung our lyres up in the trees there NRS 2 On the willows there we hung up our harps. CEB 3 because that's where our captors asked us to sing; our tormentors requested songs of joy: "Sing us a song about Zion!" they said. NRS 3 For there our captors asked us for songs, and our tormentors asked for mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!" CEB 4 But how could we possibly sing the LORD's song on foreign soil? NRS 4 How could we sing the Lord's song in a foreign land? CEB 5 Jerusalem! If I forget you, let my strong hand wither! NRS 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither! CEB 6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don't remember you, if I don't make Jerusalem my greatest joy. NRS 6 Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy. CEB 7 LORD, remember what the Edomites did on Jerusalem's dark day: "Rip it down, rip it down! All the way to its foundations!" they yelled. NRS 7 Remember, O Lord, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem's fall, how they said, "Tear it down! Tear it down! Down to its foundations!" CEB 8 Daughter Babylon, you destroyer, a blessing on the one who pays you back the very deed you did to us! NRS 8 O daughter Babylon, you devastator! Happy shall they be who pay you back what you have done to us! CEB 9 A blessing on the one who seizes your children and smashes them against the rock! NRS 9 Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rock!