American Standard Version

Psalms 137

The constancy of the Jews in captivity.

Psalms 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept, When we remembered Zion. Psalms 137:2 Upon the willows in the midst thereof We hanged up our harps. Psalms 137:3 For there they that led us captive required of us songs, And they that wasted us [required of us] mirth, [saying], Sing us one of the songs of Zion. Psalms 137:4 How shall we sing Jehovah's song In a foreign land? Psalms 137:5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget [her skill]. Psalms 137:6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, If I remember thee not; If I prefer not Jerusalem Above my chief joy.

The prophet curseth Edom and Babel.

Psalms 137:7 Remember, O Jehovah, against the children of Edom The day of Jerusalem; Who said, Rase it, rase it, Even to the foundation thereof. Psalms 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed, Happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee As thou hast served us. Psalms 137:9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones Against the rock.

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