New International Version
Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.
New Living Translation
Happy is the one who takes your babies and smashes them against the rocks!
English Standard Version
Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!
New American Standard Bible
How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.
King James Bible
Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Happy is he who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rocks.
International Standard Version
How blessed will be the one who seizes your young children and pulverizes them against the cliff!
How blessed will be the one who grabs your babies and smashes them on a rock!
New Heart English Bible
Blessed shall he be who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed is he who will seize your infants and will dash the rocks!
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed is the one who grabs your little children and smashes them against a rock.
JPS Tanakh 1917
Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones Against the rock.
New American Standard 1977
How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones
Against the rock.
CommentaryMatthew 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 BibleBy the Rivers of Babylon
…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.
Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. I asked Your disciples to drive it out, but they were unable."
2 Kings 8:12
Hazael said, "Why does my lord weep?" Then he answered, "Because I know the evil that you will do to the sons of Israel: their strongholds you will set on fire, and their young men you will kill with the sword, and their little ones you will dash in pieces, and their women with child you will rip up."
Their little ones also will be dashed to pieces Before their eyes; Their houses will be plundered And their wives ravished.
Samaria will be held guilty, For she has rebelled against her God. They will fall by the sword, Their little ones will be dashed in pieces, And their pregnant women will be ripped open.
Yet she became an exile, She went into captivity; Also her small children were dashed to pieces At the head of every street; They cast lots for her honorable men, And all her great men were bound with fetters.
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Happy shall he be, that takes and dashes your little ones against the stones.
the stones. Heb. the rock
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