137 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion. 2 Upon the [a]willows in the midst of it We hung our [b]harps. 3 For there our captors [c]demanded of us [d]songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion.”
4 How can we sing the Lord’s song In a foreign land? 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand [e]forget her skill. 6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth If I do not remember you, If I do not [f]exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.
7 Remember, O Lord, against the sons of Edom The day of Jerusalem, Who said, “Raze it, raze it To its very foundation.” 8 O daughter of Babylon, you [g]devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With [h]the recompense with which you have repaid us. 9 How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.
48 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain. 2 Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion in the far north, The city of the great King. 3 God, in her palaces, Has made Himself known as a stronghold.
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