Psalm 137:1
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New International Version
By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.

New Living Translation
Beside the rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept as we thought of Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.

New American Standard Bible
By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion.

King James Bible
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
By the rivers of Babylon-- there we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion.

International Standard Version
There we sat down and cried— by the rivers of Babylon— as we remembered Zion.

NET Bible
By the rivers of Babylon we sit down and weep when we remember Zion.

New Heart English Bible
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
By the rivers of Babel, there we sat and we wept, when we remembered Zion.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
By the rivers of Babylon, we sat down and cried as we remembered Zion.

JPS Tanakh 1917
By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept, When we remembered Zion.

New American Standard 1977
By the rivers of Babylon,
            There we sat down and wept,
            When we remembered Zion.

Jubilee Bible 2000
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

King James 2000 Bible
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

American King James Version
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

American Standard Version
By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept, When we remembered Zion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept: when we remembered Sion:

Darby Bible Translation
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down; yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.

English Revised Version
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Webster's Bible Translation
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

World English Bible
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Young's Literal Translation
By rivers of Babylon -- There we did sit, Yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
137:1-4 Their enemies had carried the Jews captive from their own land. To complete their woes, they insulted over them; they required of them mirth and a song. This was very barbarous; also profane, for no songs would serve but the songs of Zion. Scoffers are not to be compiled with. They do not say, How shall we sing, when we are so much in sorrow? but, It is the Lord's song, therefore we dare not sing it among idolaters.
Study Bible
By the Rivers of Babylon
1By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion. 2Upon the willows in the midst of it We hung our harps.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 1:4
When I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

Ezekiel 1:1
Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.

Ezekiel 1:3
the word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and there the hand of the LORD came upon him.)
Treasury of Scripture

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

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the rivers

Genesis 2:10-14 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there …

Ezra 8:21,31 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might …

Ezekiel 1:1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in …

there sat

Nehemiah 1:3,4 And they said to me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there …

Nehemiah 2:3 And said to the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not …

Job 2:12,13 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they …

Jeremiah 13:17,18 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places …

Jeremiah 15:17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone …

Lamentations 2:10 The elders of the daughter of Zion sit on the ground, and keep silence: …

Ezekiel 3:15 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelled by …

we wept

Psalm 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had …

Psalm 102:9-14 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping…

Isaiah 66:10 Rejoice you with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you that love …

Jeremiah 51:50,51 You that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember …

Lamentations 1:16 For these things I weep; my eye, my eye runs down with water, because …

Lamentations 2:11,18 My eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured …

Lamentations 3:48,51 My eye runs down with rivers of water for the destruction of the …

Daniel 9:3 And I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, …

Daniel 10:2,3 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks…

Luke 19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

Revelation 11:3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy …

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