How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song?
By the rivers of Babylon,
There we sat down, yea, we wept
When we remembered Zion.
We hung our harps
Upon the willows in the midst of it.
For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song,
And those who a plundered us requested mirth,
Saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
How shall we sing the LORD's song
In a foreign land?
If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget its skill!
If I do not remember you,
Let my b tongue cling to the roof of my mouth -
If I do not exalt Jerusalem
Above my chief joy.
Remember, O LORD, against c the sons of Edom
The day of Jerusalem,
Who said, "Raze it, raze it,
To its very foundation!"
O daughter of Babylon, d who are to be destroyed,
Happy the one e who repays you as you have served us!
Happy the one who takes and f dashes
Your little ones against the rock!
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
These all wait for You, That You may give them their food in due season.
The eyes of all look expectantly to You, And You give them their food in due season.
O GOD, the nations have come into Your inheritance; Your holy temple they have defiled; They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.
The voice of nobles was hushed, And their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.
I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be mute and not be one to rebuke them, for they are a rebellious house.
Jeremiah 49:7 - 22
Against Edom. Thus says the LORD of hosts: " Is wisdom no more in Teman? Has counsel perished from the prudent? Has their wisdom vanished?
Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, You who dwell in the land of Uz! The cup shall also pass over to you And you shall become drunk and make yourself naked.
Ezekiel 25:12 - 14
'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because of what Edom did against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has greatly offended by avenging itself on them,"
Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir and prophesy against it.
Thus says the LORD: "For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment, Because he pursued his brother with the sword, And cast off all pity; His anger tore perpetually, And he kept his wrath forever.
Isaiah 13:1 - 6
The burden against Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.
Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; Sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called Tender and delicate.
Shout against her all around; She has given her hand, Her foundations have fallen, Her walls are thrown down; For it is the vengeance of the LORD. Take vengeance on her. As she has done, so do to her.
Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her.