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Psalms 137:1 ←
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
Psalms 137:2 ←
On the willows in that land, we hung up our harps.
Psalms 137:3 ←
For there, those who led us captive asked us for songs. Those who tormented us demanded songs of joy: “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
Psalms 137:4 ←
How can we sing Yahweh’s song in a foreign land?
Psalms 137:5 ←
If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill.
Psalms 137:6 ←
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don’t remember you, if I don’t prefer Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Psalms 137:7 ←
Remember, Yahweh, against the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem, who said, “Raze it! Raze it even to its foundation!”
Psalms 137:8 ←
Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, he will be happy who repays you, as you have done to us.
Psalms 137:9 ←
Happy shall he be, who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock.