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Psalm 137 *Babylon That Art To Be Destroyed*

Chapter 137 *Babylon That Art To Be Destroyed*

א עַל נַהֲרוֹת, בָּבֶל–שָׁם יָשַׁבְנוּ, גַּם-בָּכִינוּ: בְּזָכְרֵנוּ, אֶת-צִיּוֹן. 1

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

*Babylon That Art To Be Destroyed*

ב עַל-עֲרָבִים בְּתוֹכָהּ– תָּלִינוּ, כִּנֹּרוֹתֵינוּ. 2

Upon the willows in the midst thereof we hanged up our harps.

*Babylon That Art To Be Destroyed*

ג כִּי שָׁם שְׁאֵלוּנוּ שׁוֹבֵינוּ, דִּבְרֵי-שִׁיר– וְתוֹלָלֵינוּ שִׂמְחָה:

שִׁירוּ לָנוּ, מִשִּׁיר צִיּוֹן. 3

For there they that led us captive asked of us words of song, and our tormentors asked of us mirth: {N}

‘Sing us one of the songs of Zion.’

*Babylon That Art To Be Destroyed*

ד אֵיךְ–נָשִׁיר אֶת-שִׁיר-יְהוָה: עַל, אַדְמַת נֵכָר. 4

How shall we sing jehovah’s song in a foreign land?

*Babylon That Art To Be Destroyed*

ה אִם-אֶשְׁכָּחֵךְ יְרוּשָׁלִָם– תִּשְׁכַּח יְמִינִי. 5

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

*Babylon That Art To Be Destroyed*

ו תִּדְבַּק-לְשׁוֹנִי, לְחִכִּי– אִם-לֹא אֶזְכְּרֵכִי:

אִם-לֹא אַעֲלֶה, אֶת-יְרוּשָׁלִַם– עַל, רֹאשׁ שִׂמְחָתִי. 6

Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not; {N}

if I set not Jerusalem above my chiefest joy.

*Babylon That Art To Be Destroyed*

ז זְכֹר יְהוָה, לִבְנֵי אֱדוֹם– אֵת, יוֹם יְרוּשָׁלִָם:

הָאֹמְרִים, עָרוּ עָרוּ– עַד, הַיְסוֹד בָּהּ. 7

Remember, O Jehovah, against the sons of Edom the day of Jerusalem; {N}

who said:

‘Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.’

*Babylon That Art To Be Destroyed*

ח בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה:

אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ– אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתְּ לָנוּ. 8

O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed; {N}

happy shall he be, that repayeth thee as thou hast served us.

*Babylon That Art To Be Destroyed*

ט אַשְׁרֵי, שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ– אֶל-הַסָּלַע. 9

Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock. {P}

*Babylon That Art To Be Destroyed*

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