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Psalms 137:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Upon the willows in the midst thereof We hanged up our harps.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Upon the willows in the midst of it We hung our harps.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— We hung our harps upon the willows in the midst of it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Upon the willows—in the midst thereof, hanged we our lyres:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— On willows in its midst we hung our harps.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— On the willows in the midst thereof we hung up our instruments.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wee hanged our harpes vpon the willowes, in the midst thereof.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— We hung our harps on the willows in the midst of it.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
We hanged 8518
{8518} Prime
תָּלָה
talah
{taw-law'}
A primitive root; to suspend (especially to gibbet).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
our harps 3658
{3658} Prime
כִּנּוֹר
kinnowr
{kin-nore'}
From an unused root meaning to twang; a harp.
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the willows 6155
{6155} Prime
עָרָב
`arab
{aw-rawb'}
From H6148; a willow (from the use of osiers as wattles).
in the midst 8432
{8432} Prime
תָּוֶךְ
tavek
{taw'-vek}
From an unused root meaning to sever; a bisection, that is, (by implication) the centre.
thereof.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 137:2

_ _ upon the willows — which may have grown there then, if not now; as the palm, which was once common, is now rare in Palestine.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 137:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 137:2

Harps — Harps are here put for all instruments of musick.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 137:2

We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst (b) thereof.

(b) That is, of that country.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
we hanged:
Willows were so plentiful at Babylon, on the banks of the Euphrates, that Isaiah calls it "the brook or river of willows."
Psalms 33:2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery [and] an instrument of ten strings.
Psalms 81:2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
Isaiah 24:8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
Ezekiel 26:13 And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.
Amos 8:10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only [son], and the end thereof as a bitter day.
Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft [he be], shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
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Ps 33:2; 81:2. Is 24:8. Ezk 26:13. Am 8:10. Rv 18:22.

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