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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
By the rivers of Babel, there we sat and we wept, when we remembered Zion.
2Upon the willows within it we hung our harps.
3Because there they asked and they wanted the words of songs, and those leading us said to us, “Sing to us of the songs of Zion.”
4How will we sing to you the praises of Lord Jehovah in a foreign land?
5If I forget you, oh, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget me!
6And let my tongue cleave to the roof of my palate, unless I remember you, unless I shall go up to Jerusalem, my chief joy!
7Lord Jehovah has remembered the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem, when they said, “Lay bare, lay bare unto its foundations”!
8Daughter of Babel, destroyer, Blessed is he who will pay you the reward which you have paid us!
9Blessed is he who will seize your infants and will dash the rocks!