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And Lord, may you never forget
what the sons of Edom did to us, saying,
“Let’s raze the city of Jerusalem and burn it to the ground!”[a]
Listen, O Babylon, you evil destroyer!
The one who destroys you will be rewarded above all others.
You will be repaid for what you’ve done to us.
Great honor will come to those who destroy you and your future,
by smashing your infants against the rubble of your own destruction.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 137:7 The Hebrew text reads “Strip her [Jerusalem] naked!’ ”

Remember, Lord, what the Edomites(A) did
    on the day Jerusalem fell.(B)
“Tear it down,” they cried,
    “tear it down to its foundations!”(C)
Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction,(D)
    happy is the one who repays you
    according to what you have done to us.
Happy is the one who seizes your infants
    and dashes them(E) against the rocks.

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