Psalms

Psalm 137 ©

1The constant affection of the Jews in captivity to their desolate country. 7Edom and Babylon are cursed.

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BY athe rivers of Babylon, there we bsat down, yea, we wept, when cwe remembered Zion.

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We dhanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

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For ethere they that carried us away captive *required of us 1a song; and they that 2wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

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How fshall we sing the LORD's song in a 3*strange land?

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If gI forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her *cunning.

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If I do not remember thee, let my htongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; iif I prefer not Jerusalem above 4my chief joy.

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jRemember, O LORD, kthe chil-dren of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, 5*Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

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O daughter of Babylon, lwho art to be 6destroyed; happy shall he be, 7that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

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Happy shall he be, that taketh and mdasheth thy little ones against 8the stones.