The constancy of the Jews in captivity.
Psalms 137:1 By the waters of Babilon we sat downe and weapte, when we remembred Syon. Psalms 137:2 As for oure harpes, we hanged them vp vpon the trees, þt are therin. Psalms 137:3 For they that led vs awaye captyue, requyred of vs then a songe & melody in our heuynes: synge vs one of the songes of Sion. Psalms 137:4 Howe shall we synge the Lordes songe in a straunge lande. Psalms 137:5 If I forget the, O Ierusalem, let my ryght hande forget her connynge. Psalms 137:6 If I do not remembre the, let my tong cleue to the rofe of my mouth: yee, yf I preferre not Ierusalem in my myrth.
The prophet curseth Edom and Babel.
Psalms 137:7 Remembre the chyldren of Edom, O Lorde, in the daye of Ierusalem, how they sayde: downe wt it, downe with it: euen to the grounde. Psalms 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, wasted with miserye: yee, happye shall he be, that rewardeth the, as thou hast serued vs. Psalms 137:9 Blessed shall he be, that taketh thy chyldren, and throweth them agaynst the stones.