Tehilim Ch. No 137

tehilim 137

Translation

1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat, we also wept when we remembered Zion.
2 On willows in its midst we hung our harps.
3 For there our captors asked us for words of song and our tormentors [asked of us] mirth, "Sing for us of the song of Zion."
4 "How shall we sing the song of the Lord on foreign soil?"
5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill].
6 May my tongue cling to my palate, if I do not remember you, if I do not bring up Jerusalem at the beginning of my joy.
7 Remember, O Lord, for the sons of Edom, the day of Jerusalem, those who say, "Raze it, raze it, down to its foundation!"
8 O Daughter of Babylon, who is destined to be plundered, praiseworthy is he who repays you your recompense that you have done to us.
9 Praiseworthy is he who will take and dash your infants against the rock.