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Psalm 137 (WEBP)

[1] By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
[2] On the willows in that land, we hung up our harps.
[3] For there, those who led us captive asked us for songs. Those who tormented us demanded songs of joy: “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
[4] How can we sing Yahweh’s song in a foreign land?
[5] If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill.
[6] Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don’t remember you, if I don’t prefer Jerusalem above my chief joy.
[7] Remember, Yahweh, against the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem, who said, “Raze it! Raze it even to its foundation!”
[8] Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, he will be happy who repays you, as you have done to us.
[9] Happy shall he be, who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 137 (KJVS)

[1] By the rivers H5104 of Babylon H894, there we sat down H3427 (8804), yea, we wept H1058 (8804), when we remembered H2142 (8800) Zion H6726.
[2] We hanged H8518 (8804) our harps H3658 upon the willows H6155 in the midst H8432 thereof.
[3] For there they that carried us away captive H7617 (8802) required H7592 (8804) of us a song H1697 H7892; and they that wasted H8437 us [required of us] mirth H8057, [saying], Sing H7891 (8798) us [one] of the songs H7892 of Zion H6726.
[4] How shall we sing H7891 (8799) the LORD’S H3068 song H7892 in a strange H5236 land H127?
[5] If I forget H7911 (8799) thee, O Jerusalem H3389, let my right hand H3225 forget H7911 (8799) [her cunning].
[6] If I do not remember H2142 (8799) thee, let my tongue H3956 cleave H1692 (8799) to the roof of my mouth H2441; if I prefer H5927 (8686) not Jerusalem H3389 above my chief H7218 joy H8057.
[7] Remember H2142 (8798), O LORD H3068, the children H1121 of Edom H123 in the day H3117 of Jerusalem H3389; who said H559 (8802), Rase H6168 (8761) [it], rase H6168 (8761) [it, even] to the foundation H3247 thereof.
[8] O daughter H1323 of Babylon H894, who art to be destroyed H7703 (8803); happy H835 [shall he be], that rewardeth H7999 (8762) thee as thou hast served H1580 (8804) H1576 us.
[9] Happy H835 [shall he be], that taketh H270 (8799) and dasheth H5310 (8765) thy little ones H5768 against the stones H5553.

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 137 (YLT)

[1] By rivers of Babylon- There we did sit, Yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.
[2] On willows in its midst we hung our harps.
[3] For there our captors asked us the words of a song, And our spoilers-joy: ‘Sing ye to us of a song of Zion.’
[4] How do we sing the song of Jehovah, On the land of a stranger?
[5] If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, my right hand forgetteth!
[6] My tongue doth cleave to my palate, If I do not remember thee, If I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy.
[7] Remember, Jehovah, for the sons of Edom, The day of Jerusalem, Those saying, ‘Rase, rase to its foundation!’
[8] O daughter of Babylon, O destroyed one, O the happiness of him who repayeth to thee thy deed, That thou hast done to us.
[9] O the happiness of him who doth seize, And hath dashed thy sucklings on the rock!