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1     ¶ By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
2     We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
3     For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
4     How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?
5     If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
6     If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
7     ¶ Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
8     O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
9     Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.



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