Psalm 137

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

1BY athe rivers of Babylon, there we bsat down, yea, we wept, when cwe remembered Zion.

a Ge. 2.10-14. Eze. 1.1. Da. 8.1. b Job 2.12. La. 2.10. Je. 15.17. c Ps. 42.4. Je. 51.50. Zep. 3.10.

2We dhanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

d La. 5.15; 1.16,17; 2.5,10; 3.1,49.

3For 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.


1Heb. the words of a song.

2Heb. laid us on heaps.

e Ps. 79.1; 44.13-16. Je. 9.11. La. 2.15,16.

4How fshall we sing the LORD's song in a 3*strange land?

3Heb. land of a stranger.


f Am. 8.3. La. 5.15. Mat. 7.6. Ne. 2.3.

5If gI forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her *cunning.

*cunning-skill, art.

g Da. 6.10,11. Je. 51.50. Ne. 1.3,4. Ps. 122. 2Co. 11.28,29. Phi. 2.4,21. Job 31.22. 1Sa. 4.19,21,22.

6If I do not remember thee, let my htongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; iif I prefer not Jerusalem above 4my chief joy.

4Heb. the head of my joy.

h Job 29.10. i Ps. 84.10.

7jRemember, O LORD, kthe chil-dren of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, 5*Rase it , rase it , even to the foundation thereof.

5Heb. Make bare.


j 1Sa. 15.2. Ho. 7.2. k Ob. 1.10-14. Je. 49.7-22. Eze. 25.12-14. La. 4.22. Mal. 1.4.

8O daughter of Babylon, lwho art to be 6destroyed; happy shall he be , 7that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

6Heb. wasted.

7Heb. that recompenseth unto thee thy deed which thou didst to us.

l Is. 13; 14; 21; 47. Je. 50; 51. Re. 18.6.

9Happy shall he be , that taketh and mdasheth thy little ones against 8the stones.

8Heb. the rock.

m Is. 13.16. Ho. 10.14; 13.16. Re. 2.23; 13.10.