14 For her stones are dear to your servants;
    her very dust moves them to pity.

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
    “May those who love(A) you be secure.

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For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
    I will seek your prosperity.(A)

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May the Lord bless you from Zion;(A)
    may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem(B)
    all the days of your life.

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May you live to see your children’s children—(A)
    peace be on Israel.(B)

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Psalm 137

By the rivers of Babylon(A) we sat and wept(B)
    when we remembered Zion.(C)
There on the poplars(D)
    we hung our harps,(E)
for there our captors(F) asked us for songs,
    our tormentors demanded(G) songs of joy;
    they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”(H)

How can we sing the songs of the Lord(I)
    while in a foreign land?
If I forget you,(J) Jerusalem,
    may my right hand forget its skill.
May my tongue cling to the roof(K) of my mouth
    if I do not remember(L) you,
if I do not consider Jerusalem(M)
    my highest joy.

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Therefore I said, “Turn away from me;
    let me weep(A) bitterly.
Do not try to console me
    over the destruction of my people.”(B)

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