Those that rejoice in God, for his sake make Jerusalem their joy. Read verse in New International Version Question: "What does Psalm 137:9 mean when it says, ‘Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks’?" Βαλλομενα προτι γαιῃ εν αινῃ δηΐοτητι. Red Letter. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Michael, the prince of Jerusalem, answers in Psalm 137:7, Remember, O Lord, etc. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the Believer's Bible Commentary and the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (NIV and NRSV) - is just a step away! Commentary on Psalm 137:5-9 (Read Psalm 137:5-9) What we love, we love to think of. There on the poplars we hung our harps, for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land? The voice of the Holy Spirit responds in Psalm 137:5, Psalm 137:6, If I forget thee, etc. If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill. Bible Language … Ἑλκομενας τε νυους ολοης ὑπο χερσιν Αχαιων. Psalm 137 1By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.. 2There on the poplars we hung our harps, . May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy. 137 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept When we remembered Zion. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament, To Simon, Abbot of S. Nicholas Bernard consoles him under the persecution of which he is the object. Psalm 137:9, KJV: "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones." Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Bible / Our Library / Bible Commentaries / The Treasury of David / Psalm / Psalm 137 / Psalm 137:9; Share Tweet. Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks. Psalm 137:9 Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks. Psa 137:9 - Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks. What line of conduct ought to be followed towards his inferiors by a prelate who is desirous of stricter discipline. Psalm 137 :: New International Version (NIV) Strong's. These excesses were common in all barbarous nations, and are only prophetically declared here. Gabriel, the prince of Zion, then addresses the destroyer of the Babylonish nation, in Psalm 137:8, Psalm 137:9, Happy shall be he that rewardeth thee, etc. Listen to the Bible. When suffering, we should recollect with godly sorrow our forfeited mercies, and our sins by which we lost them. 3for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”. So ready are we to do what is not commanded and to leave undone what is commanded. Psalm 137 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and weptwhen we remembered Zion. 4How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?. In this Commandment too a good work is commanded, which includes much and drives away much vice; it is called purity, or chastity, of which much is written and preached, and it is well known to every one, only that it is not as carefully observed and practised as other works which are not commanded. for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us … 5If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill. 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