Psalm 137 New King James Version

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 hung our harps Upon the willows in the midst of it. 3  For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song, And those who plundered us requested mirth, Saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!" 4  How shall we sing the Lord's song In a foreign land? 5  If I forget you, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget its skill! 6  If I do not remember you, Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth-- If I do not 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, who are to be destroyed, Happy the one who repays you as you have served us! 9  Happy the one who takes and dashes Your little ones against the rock!

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