King James Version

Psalm 137

1By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

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.

How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

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.

Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 137

Israelfo abooboodi

1Yɛtenaa Babilon nsubɔnten ho. Ɛhɔ na yesui bere a yɛkaee Sion no. Yɛde yɛn asanku sensɛn nnua a ɛbemmɛn hɔ so. Wɔn a wɔkyeree yɛn dommum no ka kyerɛɛ yɛn se, yɛnto nnwom mfa nnye wɔn ani. “Monto Sion ho dwom.” Ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na yɛatumi ato dwom ama Awurade wɔ ananafo asase so? Sɛ me werɛ fi wo Yerusalem a, ɛnsɛ sɛ mitumi bɔ sanku no bio! Sɛ mekae wo na mannwene wo ho sɛ m’ahosɛpɛw a, ɛnsɛ sɛ mitumi to dwom bio.

Awurade, kae nea Edomfo yɛe da a wɔfaa Yerusalem dommum no. Kae nea wɔka tii mu no se, “Bubu no gu fam!” no. Babilon, wɔbɛsɛe wo. Nhyira nka nea obetua mo nea moyɛ yɛn no so ka; nea ɔfaa mo nkokoaa na ɔpɛtɛw wɔn ɔbotan so no.