1 By the rivers of Baḇel,
There we sat down and we wept
As we remembered Tsiyon.

2 We hung our lyres
Upon the willows in the midst of it.

3 For there our captors
Asked us for the words of a song,
And our plunderers for rejoicing,
“Sing to us a song of Tsiyon!”

4 How could we sing the song of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄
On foreign land?

5 If I forget you, O Yerushalayim,
Let my right hand forget.

6 Let my tongue cling to my palate,
If I do not remember you,
If I do not exalt Yerushalayim
Above my chief joy.

7 Remember, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 against the sons of Eḏom;
The day of Yerushalayim,
Who said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare,
To its foundation!”

8 O daughter of Baḇel, who are to be destroyed,
Baruḵ is he who repays you your deed,
What you did to us!

9 Baruḵ is he who shall take
And dash your little ones against the rock