Psalm 137 – New International Version (NIV)
- By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.
- There on the poplars we hung our harps,
- for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
- How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land?
- If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.
- 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.
- Remember, Lord, what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell. “Tear it down,” they cried, “tear it down to its foundations!”
- Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is the one who repays you according to what you have done to us.
- Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.
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Psalm 137 – King James Version (KJV)
- By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, When we remembered Zion.
- We hanged our harps Upon the willows in the midst thereof.
- For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; And they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
- How shall we sing The LORD’s song in a strange land?
- If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget her cunning.
- If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; If I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
- Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; Who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
- O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; Happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
- Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones Against the stones.