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 asked us for songs. Those who tormented us demanded songs of joy: "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
4 How can we sing Yahweh`s song in a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget its 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, Yahweh, against the children of Edom, The day of Jerusalem; Who said, "Raze it! Raze it even to its foundation!"
8 Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, He will be happy who rewards you, As you have served us.
9 Happy shall he be, Who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock. Psalm 138 By David.