Passage: Psalms 137 (RSV)

Psalms 137

A Psalm of David.

1By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.
2On the willows there we hung up our lyres.
3For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
4How shall we sing the LORD's song in a foreign land?
5If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither!
6Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!
7Remember, O LORD, against the E'domites the day of Jerusalem, how they said, "Rase it, rase it! Down to its foundations!"
8O daughter of Babylon, you devastator! Happy shall he be who requites you with what you have done to us!
9Happy shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!

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