Tehillim 137

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By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yes, we wept, when we remembered Tziyon. 2 We hung up our kinnorot (lyres) upon the willows in the midst thereof. 3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a shir (song); and they that tormented us required of us simchah, saying, Sing us one of the Shir Tziyon. 4 How shall we sing Shir Hashem in an admat nekhar (foreign land). 5 If I forget thee, O Yerushalayim, let my yamin (right hand) forget [i.e., have paralysis]. 6 If I do not remember thee, let my leshon cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Yerushalayim above my rosh simchah (chief joy). 7 Remember, Hashem, the Bnei Edom in the Yom Yerushalayim; who said, Raze it, raze it, even to the yesod (foundation) thereof. 8 O Bat Bavel, who art to be destroyed, ashrei shall he be, that repayeth thee the gemul thou hast done to us. 9 Ashrei shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy olalim against the sela.

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