Psalm 137:8
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is the one who repays you according to what you have done to us.

New Living Translation
O Babylon, you will be destroyed. Happy is the one who pays you back for what you have done to us.

English Standard Version
O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed, blessed shall he be who repays you with what you have done to us!

New American Standard Bible
O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us.

King James Bible
O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is the one who pays you back what you have done to us.

International Standard Version
Daughter of Babylon! You devastator! How blessed will be the one who pays you back for what you have done to us.

NET Bible
O daughter Babylon, soon to be devastated! How blessed will be the one who repays you for what you dished out to us!

New Heart English Bible
Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, he will be blessed who rewards you, as you have served us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Daughter of Babel, destroyer, Blessed is he who will pay you the reward which you have paid us!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You destructive people of Babylon, blessed is the one who pays you back with the same treatment you gave us.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed; Happy shall he be, that repayeth thee As thou hast served us.

New American Standard 1977
O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one,
            How blessed will be the one who repays you
            With the recompense with which you have repaid us.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewards thee as thou hast served us.

King James 2000 Bible
O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewards you as you have served us.

American King James Version
O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewards you as you have served us.

American Standard Version
O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed, Happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee As thou hast served us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O daughter of Babylon, miserable: blessed shall he be who shall repay thee thy payment which thou hast paid us.

Darby Bible Translation
Daughter of Babylon, who art to be laid waste, happy he that rendereth unto thee that which thou hast meted out to us.

English Revised Version
O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

Webster's Bible Translation
O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

World English Bible
Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, he will be happy who rewards you, as you have served us.

Young's Literal Translation
O daughter of Babylon, O destroyed one, O the happiness of him who repayeth to thee thy deed, That thou hast done to us.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
137:5-9 What we love, we love to think of. Those that rejoice in God, for his sake make Jerusalem their joy. They stedfastly resolved to keep up this affection. When suffering, we should recollect with godly sorrow our forfeited mercies, and our sins by which we lost them. If temporal advantages ever render a profession, the worst calamity has befallen him. Far be it from us to avenge ourselves; we will leave it to Him who has said, Vengeance is mine. Those that are glad at calamities, especially at the calamities of Jerusalem, shall not go unpunished. We cannot pray for promised success to the church of God without looking to, though we do not utter a prayer for, the ruin of her enemies. But let us call to mind to whose grace and finished salvation alone it is, that we have any hopes of being brought home to the heavenly Jerusalem.
Study Bible
By the Rivers of Babylon
7Remember, O LORD, against the sons of Edom The day of Jerusalem, Who said, "Raze it, raze it To its very foundation." 8O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us. 9How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.…
Cross References
Revelation 18:6
Give back to her as she has done to others; pay her back double for what she has done; mix her a double portion in her own cup.

Isaiah 13:1
The oracle concerning Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.

Isaiah 13:16
Their little ones also will be dashed to pieces Before their eyes; Their houses will be plundered And their wives ravished.

Isaiah 47:1
"Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; Sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no longer be called tender and delicate.

Jeremiah 25:12
'Then it will be when seventy years are completed I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation,' declares the LORD, 'for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans; and I will make it an everlasting desolation.

Jeremiah 50:1
The word which the LORD spoke concerning Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans, through Jeremiah the prophet:

Jeremiah 50:15
"Raise your battle cry against her on every side! She has given herself up, her pillars have fallen, Her walls have been torn down. For this is the vengeance of the LORD: Take vengeance on her; As she has done to others, so do to her.

Jeremiah 50:29
"Summon many against Babylon, All those who bend the bow: Encamp against her on every side, Let there be no escape. Repay her according to her work; According to all that she has done, so do to her; For she has become arrogant against the LORD, Against the Holy One of Israel.

Jeremiah 51:1
Thus says the LORD: "Behold, I am going to arouse against Babylon And against the inhabitants of Leb-kamai The spirit of a destroyer.

Jeremiah 51:24
"But I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea for all their evil that they have done in Zion before your eyes," declares the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewards you as you have served us.

daughter

Isaiah 47:1-5 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit …

Jeremiah 50:41 Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and …

Jeremiah 52:33 And changed his prison garments: and he did continually eat bread …

Zechariah 2:7 Deliver yourself, O Zion, that dwell with the daughter of Babylon.

who art

Isaiah 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

Isaiah 14:4-24 That you shall take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, …

Isaiah 21:1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass …

Isaiah 47:1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit …

Jeremiah 25:12-14 And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that …

Jeremiah 50:1 The word that the LORD spoke against Babylon and against the land …

Jeremiah 51:1 Thus said the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and …

Revelation 14:8-11 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, …

Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, …

Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according …

destroyed. Heb. wasted
happy

Psalm 149:6-9 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword …

Isaiah 13:3-5 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty …

Isaiah 44:28 That said of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: …

Revelation 17:5,6,14 And on her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, …

Revelation 18:6,20 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according …

rewardeth. etc. Heb. recompenseth unto thee thy deed which thou didst unto us

Jeremiah 50:15-29 Shout against her round about: she has given her hand: her foundations …

Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according …

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