By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down,1 yea, we wept,1 when we remembered2 Zion.
We hanged1 our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
For there they that carried us away captive6 required1 of us a song; 7892 and they that wasted us [required of us] mirth, [saying], Sing3 us [one] of the songs of Zion.
How shall we sing4 the LORD'S song in a strange land?
If I forget4 thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget4 [her cunning].
If I do not remember4 thee, let my tongue cleave4 to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer55 not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Remember,3 O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said,6 Rase16 [it], rase16 [it, even] to the foundation thereof.
O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed;7 happy [shall he be], that rewardeth17 thee as thou hast served1 1576 us.
Happy [shall he be], that taketh4 and dasheth14 thy little ones against the stones.