1 By the riuers of Babylon, there wee sate downe, yea we wept: when we remembred Zion.
2 Wee hanged our harpes vpon the willowes, in the midst thereof.
3 For there they that carried vs away captiue, required of vs a song, and they that wasted vs, required of vs mirth: saying, Sing vs one of the songs of Zion.
4 How shall we sing the Lords song: in a strange land?
5 If I forget thee, O Ierusalem: let my right hand forget her cunning.
6 If I doe not remember thee, let my tongue cleaue to the roofe of my mouth; if I preferre not Ierusalem aboue my chiefe ioy.
7 Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom, in the day of Ierusalem; who sayd, rase it, rase it: euen to the foundation thereof.
8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed: happy shall he be that rewardeth thee, as thou hast serued vs.
9 Happy shall he be that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.