1: By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion. 2: On the willows in the midst of it, We hung up our harps. 3: 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!" 4: How can we sing Yahweh's song in a foreign land? 5: If I forget you, Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget its skill. 6: Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, If I don't remember you; If I don't prefer Jerusalem above my chief joy. 7: Remember, Yahweh, against the children of Edom, The day of Jerusalem; Who said, "Raze it! Raze it even to its foundation!" 8: Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, He will be happy who rewards you, As you have served us. 9: Happy shall he be, Who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock.