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Psalms Chapter 137 - New American Standard Bible

1. BY the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion.

2. Upon the [2] willows in the midst of it We hung our [1] harps.

3. For there our captors [4] demanded of us [3] songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, «Sing us one of the songs of Zion.»

4. How can we sing the LORD'S song In a foreign land?

5. If I forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand [5] forget her skill.

6. May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth If I do not remember you, If I do not [6] exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.

7. Remember, O LORD, against the sons of Edom The day of Jerusalem, Who said, «Raze it, raze it To its very foundation.»

8. O daughter of Babylon, you [8] devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With [7] the recompense with which you have repaid us.

9. How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.

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Footnotes
  • 1: Lit your recompense
  • 2: Or faithfulness
  • 3: Or promise
  • 4: Or together with
  • 5: Or keep me alive
  • 6: Lit my sitting
  • 7: Lit my rising
  • 8: Lit winnow

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