137:1 By the rivers of Babylon
we sit down and weep 2
when we remember Zion.
137:2 On the poplars in her midst
we hang our harps,
1 sn Psalm 137. The Babylonian exiles lament their condition, vow to remain loyal to Jerusalem, and appeal to God for revenge on their enemies.
2 tn Heb “there we sit down, also we weep.”