Tehillim 137

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Tehillim (Book of Psalms), Chapter 137

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 Upon the willows in the midst thereof we hanged up our harps.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 For there they that led us captive asked of us words of song, and our tormentors asked of us mirth: 'Sing us one of the songs of Zion.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 How shall we sing HaShem'S song in a foreign land?

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not; if I set not Jerusalem above my chiefest joy.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 Remember, O HaShem, against the children of Edom the day of Jerusalem; who said: 'Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that repayeth thee as thou hast served us.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock.

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