New Living Translation
Beside the rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept as we thought of Jerusalem.
King James Bible
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
Darby Bible Translation
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down; yea, 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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
137:1 Sat - The usual posture of mourners.
LibraryThe Iranian Conquest
Drawn by Boudier, from the engraving in Coste and Flandin. The vignette, drawn by Faucher-Gudin, from a statuette in terra-cotta, found in Southern Russia, represents a young Scythian. The Iranian religions--Cyrus in Lydia and at Babylon: Cambyses in Egypt --Darius and the organisation of the empire. The Median empire is the least known of all those which held sway for a time over the destinies of a portion of Western Asia. The reason of this is not to be ascribed to the shortness of its duration: …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9
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Letters of St. Bernard
When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven.
On July 31 of my thirtieth year, while I was with the Judean exiles beside the Kebar River in Babylon, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.
(The LORD gave this message to Ezekiel son of Buzi, a priest, beside the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians, and he felt the hand of the LORD take hold of him.)
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