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Psalms 137:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed, Happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee As thou hast served us.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy [shall he be], that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy [shall he be], that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Daughter of Babylon, who art to be laid waste, happy he that rendereth unto thee that which thou hast meted out to us.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— O ruined daughter of Babylon,—how happy the man who shall repay thee thy dealing, wherewith thou didst deal with us!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— O daughter of Babylon, O destroyed one, O the happiness of him who repayeth to thee thy deed, That thou hast done to us.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— O daughter of Babylon, miserable: blessed shall he be who shall repay thee thy payment which thou hast paid us.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— O daughter of Babylon, who [art] to be destroyed: happy [shall he be] that rewardeth thee, as thou hast serued vs.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Wretched daughter of Babylon! blessed [shall he be] who shall reward thee as thou hast rewarded us.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— O daughter of Bavel, who art to be destroyed; happy [shall he be], that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
O daughter 1323
{1323} Prime
בַּת
bath
{bath}
From H1129 (as feminine of H1121); a daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively).
of Bävel בָּבֶל, 894
{0894} Prime
בָּבֶל
Babel
{baw-bel'}
From H1101; confusion; Babel (that is, Babylon), including Babylonia and the Babylonian empire.
who art to be destroyed; 7703
{7703} Prime
שָׁדַד
shadad
{shaw-dad'}
A primitive root; properly to be burly, that is, (figuratively) powerful (passively impregnable); by implication to ravage.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
happy 835
{0835} Prime
אֶשֶׁר
'esher
{eh'-sher}
From H0833; happiness; only in masculine plural construction as interjection, how happy!.
[shall he be], that rewardeth 7999
{7999} Prime
שָׁלַם
shalam
{shaw-lam'}
A primitive root; to be safe (in mind, body or estate); figuratively to be (causatively make) completed; by implication to be friendly; by extension to reciprocate (in various applications).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
x7945
(7945) Complement
שֶׁל
shel
{shel}
For the relative H0834; used with prepositional prefix, and often followed by some pronoun affixed; on account of, what soever, which soever.
thee as x854
(0854) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Probably from H0579; properly nearness (used only as a preposition or adverb), near; hence generally with, by, at, among, etc.
x1576
(1576) Complement
גְּמוּל
g@muwl
{ghem-ool'}
From H1580; treatment, that is, an act (of good or ill); by implication service or requital.
thou hast served 1580
{1580} Prime
גָּמַל
gamal
{gaw-mal'}
A primitive root; to treat a person (well or ill), that is, benefit or requite; by implication (of toil) to ripen, that is, (specifically) to wean.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
y1576
[1576] Standard
גְּמוּל
g@muwl
{ghem-ool'}
From H1580; treatment, that is, an act (of good or ill); by implication service or requital.
x7945
(7945) Complement
שֶׁל
shel
{shel}
For the relative H0834; used with prepositional prefix, and often followed by some pronoun affixed; on account of, what soever, which soever.
us.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 137:7-9.


Psalms 137:8

_ _ daughter of Babylon — the people (Psalms 9:13). Their destruction had been abundantly foretold (Isaiah 13:14; Jeremiah 51:23). For the terribleness of that destruction, God’s righteous judgment, and not the passions of the chafed Israelites, was responsible.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 137:7-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 137:8

Happy — As being God's instrument to vindicate his honour, and execute his just judgments.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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daughter:

Isaiah 47:1-5 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: [there is] no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate. ... Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.
Jeremiah 50:42 They shall hold the bow and the lance: they [are] cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, [every one] put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.
Jeremiah 51:33 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon [is] like a threshingfloor, [it is] time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.
Zechariah 2:7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest [with] the daughter of Babylon.

who art:

Isaiah 13:1-22 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see. ... And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in [their] pleasant palaces: and her time [is] near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
Isaiah 14:4-24 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! ... The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, [so] shall it stand:
Isaiah 21:1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; [so] it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.
Isaiah 47:1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: [there is] no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
Jeremiah 25:12-14 And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, [that] I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations. ... For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands.
Jeremiah 50:1-51:64 The word that the LORD spake against Babylon [and] against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet. ... And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Thus far [are] the words of Jeremiah.
Revelation 14:8-11 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. ... And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Revelation 17:1-18 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: ... And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

destroyed:
Heb. wasted

happy:

Psalms 149:6-9 [Let] the high [praises] of God [be] in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; ... To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
Isaiah 13:3-5 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, [even] them that rejoice in my highness. ... They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, [even] the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
Isaiah 44:28 That saith of Cyrus, [He is] my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
Revelation 17:5-6 And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. ... And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him [are] called, and chosen, and faithful.
Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
Revelation 18:20 Rejoice over her, [thou] heaven, and [ye] holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

rewardeth:
etc. Heb. recompenseth unto thee thy deed which thou didst unto us,
Jeremiah 50:15-29 Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it [is] the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her. ... Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.
Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
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Ps 149:6. Is 13:1, 3; 14:4; 21:1; 44:28; 47:1. Jr 25:12; 50:1, 15, 42; 51:33. Zc 2:7. Rv 14:8; 17:1, 5, 14; 18:6, 20.

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