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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!’ ”

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