The constancy of the Jews in captivity.
Psalms 137:1 By the riuers of Babylon, there wee sate downe, yea we wept: when we remembred Zion. Psalms 137:2 Wee hanged our harpes vpon the willowes, in the midst thereof. Psalms 137:3 For there they that carried vs away captiue, required of vs a song, and they that wasted vs, [required of vs] mirth: [saying], Sing vs [one] of the songs of Zion. Psalms 137:4 How shall we sing the LORDS song: in a strange land? Psalms 137:5 If I forget thee, O Ierusalem: let my right hand forget [her cunning]. Psalms 137:6 If I doe not remember thee, let my tongue cleaue to the roofe of my mouth; if I preferre not Ierusalem aboue my chiefe ioy.
The prophet curseth Edom and Babel.
Psalms 137:7 Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom, in the day of Ierusalem; who sayd, rase it, rase it: euen to the foundation thereof. Psalms 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who [art] to be destroyed: happy [shall he be] that rewardeth thee, as thou hast serued vs. Psalms 137:9 Happy [shall he be] that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.