The constancy of the Jews in captivity.
Psalms 137:1 Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept: when we remembered Sion: Psalms 137:2 On the willows in the midst thereof we hung up our instruments. Psalms 137:3 For there they that led us into captivity required of us the words of songs. And they that carried us away, said: Sing ye to us a hymn of the songs of Sion. Psalms 137:4 How shall we sing the song of the Lord in a strange land? Psalms 137:5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand be forgotten. Psalms 137:6 Let my tongue cleave to my jaws, if I do not remember thee: If I make not Jerusalem the beginning of my joy.
The prophet curseth Edom and Babel.
Psalms 137:7 Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom, in the day of Jerusalem: Who say: Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof. Psalms 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, miserable: blessed shall he be who shall repay thee thy payment which thou hast paid us. Psalms 137:9 Blessed be he that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock.