Psalm 137

Israel’s prayers upon remembering her exile.

1–3 Remembering the exile in Babylon
4–6 Commitment to Jerusalem
7–9 Prayer for God to judge Edom and Babylon

  • The Babylonians wanted Jews to sing for entertainment (v. 3) but they refused. Why (vv. 4–6)?
  • The prayer in verses 7–9 has a biblical basis in Isaiah 13:16–22 which was made before Jerusalem’s destruction and exile.