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By rivers of BabylonThere we did sit, Yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.
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On willows in its midst we hung our harps.
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For there our captors asked us the words of a song, And our spoilers — joy: `Sing ye to us of a song of Zion.'
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How do we sing the song of Jehovah, On the land of a stranger?
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If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, my right hand forgetteth!
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My tongue doth cleave to my palate, If I do not remember thee, If I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy.
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Remember, Jehovah, for the sons of Edom, The day of Jerusalem, Those saying, `Rase, rase to its foundation!'
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O daughter of Babylon, O destroyed one, O the happiness of him who repayeth to thee thy deed, That thou hast done to us.
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O the happiness of him who doth seize, And hath dashed thy sucklings on the rock!