1 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yes, we wept, When we remembered Zion.

2 On the willows in the midst of it We hung up our harps.

3 For there those who led us captive required of us songs, And those who wasted us [required of us] mirth, [saying] Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

4 How shall we sing Yahweh's song In a foreign land?

5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget [her skill].

6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, If I don't remember you; If I don't prefer Jerusalem Above my chief joy.

7 Remember, O Yahweh, against the sons of Edom The day of Jerusalem; Who said, Rase it, rase it, Even to its foundation.

8 O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed, Happy he will be, that rewards you As you have served us.

9 Happy he will be, that takes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.