PSALM 137 An Experience of the Captivity. 137 1By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion. 2Upon the [G]willows in the midst of it We hung our [H]harps. 3For there our captors [I]demanded of us [J]songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion.” 4How can we sing the Lord’s song In a foreign land? 5If I forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand [K]forget her skill. 6May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth If I do not remember you, If I do not [L]exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy. 7Remember, O Lord, against the sons of Edom The day of Jerusalem, Who said, “Raze it, raze it To its very foundation.” 8O daughter of Babylon, you [M]devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With [N]the recompense with which you have repaid us. 9How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.
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