The constancy of the Jews in captivity.
Psalms 137:1 By the riuers of Babel we sate, and there wee wept, when we remembred Zion. Psalms 137:2 Wee hanged our harpes vpon the willowes in the middes thereof. Psalms 137:3 Then they that ledde vs captiues, required of vs songs and mirth, when wee had hanged vp our harpes, saying, Sing vs one of the songs of Zion. Psalms 137:4 Howe shall we sing, said we, a song of the Lord in a strange land? Psalms 137:5 If I forget thee, O Ierusalem, let my right hand forget to play. Psalms 137:6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleaue to the roofe of my mouth: yea, if I preferre not Ierusalem to my chiefe ioy.
The prophet curseth Edom and Babel.
Psalms 137:7 Remember the children of Edom, O Lord, in the day of Ierusalem, which saide, Rase it, rase it to the foundation thereof. Psalms 137:8 O daughter of Babel, worthy to be destroyed, blessed shall he be that rewardeth thee, as thou hast serued vs. Psalms 137:9 Blessed shall he be that taketh and dasheth thy children against the stones.