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 the LORD'S song in a strange land? Psalms 137:5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget [her cunning]. 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 LORD, 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.