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The fifth book of Psalms, song 137, Vulgate and King James Version

Psalm 137


   1 Super flumina Babylonis, illic sedimus et flevimus, cum recordaremur Sion.
   2 In salicibus in medio eius suspendimus citharas nostras.
   3 Quia illic rogaverunt nos, qui captivos duxerunt nos, verba cantionum, et, qui affligebant nos, laetitiam: "Cantate nobis de canticis Sion".
   4 Quomodo cantabimus canticum Domini in terra aliena?
   5 Si oblitus fuero tui, Ierusalem, oblivioni detur dextera mea;
   6 adhaereat lingua mea faucibus meis, si non meminero tui, si non praeposuero Ierusalem in capite laetitiae meae.
   7 Memor esto, Domine, adversus filios Edom diei Ierusalem; qui dicebant: "Exinanite, exinanite usque ad fundamentum in ea".
   8 Filia Babylonis devastans, beatus, qui retribuet tibi retributionem tuam, quam retribuisti nobis;
   9 beatus, qui tenebit et allidet parvulos tuos ad petram.

King James Version

   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.
   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.

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