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Psalm 137 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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An Experience of the Captivity.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:1 - By the rivers of Babylon,
There we sat down and wept,
When we remembered Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:2 - Upon the [fn]willows in the midst of it
We hung our [fn]harps.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:3 - For there our captors [fn]demanded of us [fn]songs,
And our tormentors, jubilation, saying,
“Sing for us one of the songs of Zion!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:4 - How can we sing the LORD’S song
In a foreign land?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:5 - If I forget you, Jerusalem,
May my right hand [fn]forget its skill.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:6 - May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
If I do not remember you,
If I do not [fn]exalt Jerusalem
Above my chief joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:7 - Remember, LORD, against the sons of Edom
The day of Jerusalem,
Those who said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare
To its foundation!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:8 - Daughter of Babylon, you [fn]devastated one,
Blessed will be one who repays you
With [fn]the retribution with which you have repaid us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:9 - Blessed will be one who seizes and dashes your children
Against the rock.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or poplars
Lit lyres
Lit asked
Lit words of song
I.e., become useless
Lit cause to ascend
Or devastator
Lit your requital

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