Psalm 137 Darby’s Translation

The Mourning of the Exiles in Babylon

137 1  By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down; yea, we wept when we remembered Zion. 2  We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. 3  For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that made us wail [required] mirth, [saying,] Sing us [one] of the songs of Zion. 4  How should we sing a song of Jehovah's upon a foreign soil? 5  If I forget thee, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget [its skill]; 6  If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to my palate: if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

7  Remember, O Jehovah, against the sons of Edom, the day of Jerusalem; who said, Lay [it] bare, Lay [it] bare, down to its foundation! 8  Daughter of Babylon, who art to be laid waste, happy he that rendereth unto thee that which thou hast meted out to us. 9  Happy he that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock.

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