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The Book of Psalms

Psalm 136

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The lamentation of the people of God in their captivity in Babylon.
A psalm of David, for Jeremias.


1
Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept: when we remembered Sion:

2
On the willows in the midst thereof we hung up our instruments.

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.

4
How shall we sing the song of the Lord in a strange land?

5
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand be forgotten.

6
Let my tongue cleave to my jaws, if I do not remember thee: If I make not Jerusalem the beginning of my joy.

7
Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom, in the day of Jerusalem: Who say: Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

8
O daughter of Babylon, miserable: blessed shall he be who shall repay thee thy payment which thou hast paid us.

9
Blessed be he that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock.

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