The constancy of the Jews in captivity.
Psalms 137:1 By the waters of Babylon we sat downe and weapte, when we remembred Syon. Psalms 137:2 As for our harpes, we hanged them vpon the trees, that are therin. Psalms 137:3 Then they that led vs awaye captyue, requyred of vs a songe and melody in our heauynes: synge vs one of the songes of Syon. Psalms 137:4 How shall we synge the Lordes songe in a straunge land? Psalms 137:5 If I forget the, O Ierusalem, let my right hande be forgotten. Psalms 137:6 If I do not remember the, lette my tonge cleue to the rofe of my mouth: yea, if I preferre not Ierusalem in my myrth.
The prophet curseth Edom and Babel.
Psalms 137:7 Remember the children of Edom, O Lorde in the daye of Ierusalem, howe they sayde: doune wyth it, doune wyth it: euen to the grounde. Psalms 137:8 O daughter of Babilon, thou shalt come to mysery thyselfe: yea, 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.