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The Psalms 137

The Mourning of the Exiles in Babylon
1  By the rivers of Babylon,
there we sat down, yea, we wept,
when we remembered Zion.
2  We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
3  For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song;
and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying,
Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
4  How shall we sing the LORD‘s song in a strange land?
5  If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget her cunning.
6  If I do not remember thee,
let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth;
if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
7  Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom
in the day of Jerusalem;
who said, Rase it, rase it,
even to the foundation thereof.
8  O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed;
happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. Rev. 18.6
9  Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth
thy little ones against the stones.

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