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Psalms 137:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— How shall we sing Jehovah's song In a foreign land?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— How can we sing the LORD’S song In a foreign land?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a foreign land?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— How should we sing a song of Jehovah's upon a foreign soil?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— How shall we sing the song of Yahweh, on a foreign soil?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— How do we sing the song of Jehovah, On the land of a stranger?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— How shall we sing the song of the Lord in a strange land?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— How shall we sing the LORDS song: in a strange land?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— How should we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— How shall we sing Yahweh's song in a strange land?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
How x349
(0349) Complement
אֵיךְ
'eyk
{ake}
Prolonged from H0335; how? or how!; also where.
shall we sing 7891
{7891} Prime
שִׁיר
shiyr
{sheer}
The second form being the original form, used in (1 Samuel 18:6); a primitive root (rather identical with H7788 through the idea of strolling minstrelsy); to sing.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
Yhw's יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
song 7892
{7892} Prime
שִׁיר
shiyr
{sheer}
The second form being feminine; from H7891; a song; abstractly singing.
in 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.
a strange 5236
{5236} Prime
נֵכָר
nekar
{nay-kawr'}
From H5234; foreign, or (concretely) a foreigner, or (abstractly) heathendom.
land? 127
{0127} Prime
אֲדָמָה
'adamah
{ad-aw-maw'}
From H0119; soil (from its general redness).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 137:3-4.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 137:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 137:4

The Lord's — Those songs which were appointed by God to be sung only in his service.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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How shall:

Ecclesiastes 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Isaiah 22:12 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
Lamentations 5:14-15 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick. ... The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.
Hosea 9:4 They shall not offer wine [offerings] to the LORD, neither shall they be pleasing unto him: their sacrifices [shall be] unto them as the bread of mourners; all that eat thereof shall be polluted: for their bread for their soul shall not come into the house of the LORD.
Amos 8:3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: [there shall be] many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast [them] forth with silence.

strange land:
Heb. land of a stranger,
Isaiah 49:21 Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where [had] they [been]?
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