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.
For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us
, Sing us one
of the songs of Zion.*†
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.
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.§
Remember, O LORD
, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it
, rase it, even
to the foundation thereof.**
O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be
, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.††‡‡
Happy shall he be
, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.§§
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