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Psalms 137

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.


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