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Psalms 136

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Chapter 137

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 By the rivers of Babylon we were seated, weeping at the memory of Zion, 

 

 


2

 

 Hanging our instruments of music on the trees by the waterside. 

 

 


3

 

 For there those who had taken us prisoners made request for a song; and those who had taken away all we had gave us orders to be glad, saying, Give us one of the songs of Zion. 

 

 


4

 

 How may we give the Lord's song in a strange land? 

 

 


5

 

 If I keep not your memory, O Jerusalem, let not my right hand keep the memory of its art. 

 

 


6

 

 If I let you go out of my thoughts, and if I do not put Jerusalem before my greatest joy, let my tongue be fixed to the roof of my mouth. 

 

 


7

 

 O Lord, keep in mind against the children of Edom the day of Jerusalem; how they said, Let it be uncovered, uncovered even to its base. 

 

 


8

 

 O daughter of Babylon, whose fate is destruction; happy is the man who does to you what you have done to us. 

 

 


9

 

 Happy is the man who takes your little ones, crushing them against the rocks. 

 

 


Psalms 138

 

 

 

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