By the waters of Babylon,
there we sat down and wept,
when we remembered Zion.
2 On the willows 1 there
we hung up our lyres.
3 For there our captors
required of us songs,
and our tormentors, mirth, saying,
"Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
s How shall we sing the Lord's song
in a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
t let my right hand forget its skill!
6 Let my u tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
above my highest joy!
Remember, O Lord, against the v Edomites
w the day of Jerusalem,
how they said, x "Lay it bare, lay it bare,
down to its foundations!"
8 O daughter of Babylon, y doomed to be destroyed,
blessed shall he be who z repays you
with what you have done to us!
9 Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones
and a dashes them against the rock!