Psalms 137

Psalms 137

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1 Beside the rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept as we thought of Jerusalem.*1

2 We put away our lyres, hanging them on the branches of the willow trees.

3 For there our captors demanded a song of us. Our tormentors requested a joyful hymn: "Sing us one of those songs of Jerusalem!"

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

5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill upon the harp.

6 May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I fail to remember you, if I don't make Jerusalem my highest joy.

7 O LORD, remember what the Edomites did on the day the armies of Babylon captured Jerusalem. "Destroy it!" they yelled. "Level it to the ground!"

8 O Babylon, you will be destroyed. Happy is the one who pays you back for what you have done to us.

9 Happy is the one who takes your babies and smashes them against the rocks!

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1: Hebrew Zion; also in 137:3.

New Living Translation Bible and Notes used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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