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 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. Psalms 137:3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that made us wail [required] mirth, [saying,] Sing us [one] of the songs of Zion. Psalms 137:4 How should we sing a song of Jehovah's upon a foreign soil? Psalms 137:5 If I forget thee, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget [its skill]; Psalms 137:6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to my palate: if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
The prophet curseth Edom and Babel.
Psalms 137:7 Remember, O Jehovah, against the sons of Edom, the day of Jerusalem; who said, Lay [it] bare, Lay [it] bare, down to its foundation! Psalms 137:8 Daughter of Babylon, who art to be laid waste, happy he that rendereth unto thee that which thou hast meted out to us. Psalms 137:9 Happy he that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock.