Psalms 137:4

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

Psalms 137:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?
ESV
4 How shall we sing the LORD's song in a foreign land?
NLT
4 But how can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a pagan land?
MSG
4 Oh, how could we ever sing God's song in this wasteland?
CSB
4 How can we sing the Lord's song on foreign soil?

Psalms 137:4 In-Context

2 There on the poplars we hung our harps,
3 for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.
6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Nehemiah 12:46
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