Psalm 137

An experience of the captivity; mourning for Zion and cursing Babylon
The author is not indicated.
Known as "The Song of the Captive."
.1  By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
 2  We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
 3  For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
  2 - Hanged our harps This psalm provides symbolism for the 144,000 seen standing on Mt. Zion. re1402b. This psalm is discussed there.
  Also ps0126.
 4  How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?
 5  If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
 6  If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
.7  Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
 8  O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
.9  Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
  While this is a picture of how the captives felt, we would not assume it to be encouragement to seek revenge ro1219. The Lord did later punish Babylon.

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