Ps 137

Ps. 137 Of all the psalms this is probably the most clearly related to a historical event, the Exile of Judah to Babylon in the sixth century b.c. There is conflicting evidence about whether the psalm was composed during the Exile or immediately afterward (v. 1 note). The despair experienced in the Exile is eloquently expressed along with anger toward the enemy (vv. 7–9).