The constancy of the Jews in captivity.
Psalms 137:1 By the waters of Babylon we sat downe there: also we wept when we remembred Sion. Psalms 137:2 We hanged our harpes on the Salon trees: in the mydst of it. Psalms 137:3 For there they that led vs away captiue required of vs some matter of a song: and [for] our waylynges myrth, [saying] sing vs one of the songes of Sion. Psalms 137:4 [He aunswered] howe can we sing one of the songes of God: in another lande besides our owne? Psalms 137:5 If I forget thee O Hierusalem: let my right hande forget [her cunning.] Psalms 137:6 Let my tongue cleaue to the roofe of my mouth, if I do not remember thee: yea if I preferre not thee O Hierusalem aboue my most myrth.
The prophet curseth Edom and Babel.
Psalms 137:7 Remember the chyldren of Edom in the day of Hierusalem: they sayde, downe with it, downe with it, euen to the grounde. Psalms 137:8 O daughter of Babylon who must lye wasted: happy shall he be that rewardeth thee as thou hast serued vs. Psalms 137:9 Blessed shall he be: that taketh & throweth thy litle children against the stone.