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Psalm 137

Lament over the Destruction of Jerusalem

1

By the rivers of Babylon—

there we sat down and there we wept

when we remembered Zion.

2

On the willows there

we hung up our harps.

3

For there our captors

asked us for songs,

and our tormentors asked for mirth, saying,

“Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

 

4

How could we sing the Lord’s song

in a foreign land?

5

If I forget you, O Jerusalem,

let my right hand wither!

6

Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth,

if I do not remember you,

if I do not set Jerusalem

above my highest joy.

 


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