Psalms 137:3

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For there our captors demanded of us songs, And our tormentors mirth, {saying,} "Sing us one of the songs of Zion."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For there they that led us captive required of us songs, And they that wasted us `required of us' mirth, `saying', Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For there those who had taken us prisoners made request for a song; and those who had taken away all we had gave us orders to be glad, saying, Give us one of the songs of Zion.
- Basic English Bible

For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that made us wail [required] mirth, [saying,] Sing us [one] of the songs of Zion.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

For there, those who led us captive asked us for songs. Those who tormented us demanded songs of joy: "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
- World English Bible

For there our captors asked us the words of a song, And our spoilers -- joy: `Sing ye to us of a song of Zion.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 137:3


137:3 A song - Such songs as you used to sing in the temple of Zion.


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