Psalm 137

English Standard Version

1 By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.2 On the willows[1] there we hung up our lyres.3 For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”4 How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land? (Ne 2:3)5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill! (Ps 76:5)6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy! (Job 29:10; Eze 3:26)7 Remember, O Lord, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem, how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare, down to its foundations!” (Job 18:20; Isa 34:5; Jer 49:7; La 4:21; Eze 25:12; Eze 35:2; Am 1:11; Ob 1:8; Hab 3:13; Zep 2:14)8 O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed, blessed shall he be who repays you with what you have done to us! (Ps 28:4; Isa 13:1; Isa 21:9; Isa 47:1; Jer 25:12; Jer 50:1; Jer 51:1; Jer 51:24; Jer 51:56)9 Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock! (2Ki 8:12; Isa 13:16; Ho 10:14; Na 3:10)