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Zeal for God’s Vengeance

Remember the day of Jerusalem, O Lord,
against the descendants of Edom[a] who said,
“Tear it down, tear it down to its foundations!”
Daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,
how blessed is the one who repays you
    with the same deeds you did against us.
How blessed is the one who seizes your children
and dashes them against the cliff.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 137:7 This wording recalls the hostility between Jacob (called Israel) and Esau (called Edom).

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