Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.

New American Standard Bible

By the rivers of Babylon,
There we sat down and wept,
When we remembered Zion.

King James Version

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Holman Bible

By the rivers of Babylon—
there we sat down and wept
when we remembered Zion.

International Standard Version

There we sat down and cried by the rivers of Babylon as we remembered Zion.

American Standard Version

By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept, When we remembered Zion.

Amplified

By the rivers of Babylon,
There we [captives] sat down and wept,
When we remembered Zion [the city God imprinted on our hearts].

Bible in Basic English

By the rivers of Babylon we were seated, weeping at the memory of Zion,

Darby Translation

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down; yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.

Julia Smith Translation

By the rivers of Babel, there we sat down: also we wept in our remembering Zion.

King James 2000

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Lexham Expanded Bible

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat, yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Modern King James verseion

There we sat down by the rivers of Babylon; also, we wept when we remembered Zion.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

By the waters of Babylon we sat down; and wept, when we remembered Zion.

NET Bible

By the rivers of Babylon we sit down and weep when we remember Zion.

New Heart English Bible

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

The Emphasized Bible

By the rivers of Babylon, there, we sat down, yea we wept - when we remembered Zion:

Webster

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

World English Bible

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Youngs Literal Translation

By rivers of Babylon -- There we did sit, Yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
By the rivers
נהר 
Nahar 
Usage: 119

of Babylon
בּבל 
babel 
Usage: 262

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

yea, we wept
בּכה 
Bakah 
Usage: 114

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Lament During The Babylonian Exile

1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept when we remembered Zion. 2 Upon the willows in the midst of it we hung up our harps.


Cross References

Ezekiel 1:1

Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth [month], in the fifth [day] of the month, as I was among the captives by the river Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.

Genesis 2:10-14

And a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it was divided, and became four heads.

Ezra 8:21

Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek of him a straight way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

Ezra 8:31

Then we departed from the river Ahava on the twelfth [day] of the first month, to go to Jerusalem. And the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and the ambushment by the way.

Nehemiah 1:3-4

And they said to me, The remnant who are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach. Also the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and the gates of it are burned with fire.

Nehemiah 2:3

And I said to the king, Let the king live forever. Why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchers, lays waste, and the gates of it are consumed with fire?

Job 2:12-13

And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and did not recognize him, they lifted up their voice, and wept. And each one tore his robe, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.

Psalm 42:4

These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, how I went with the throng, and led them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping holyday.

Psalm 102:9-14

For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,

Isaiah 66:10

Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all ye who love her. Rejoice for joy with her, all ye who mourn over her,

Jeremiah 13:17-18

But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret for [your] pride. And my eye shall weep greatly, and run down with tears, because LORD's flock is taken captive.

Jeremiah 15:17

I did not sit in the assembly of those who make merry, nor did I rejoice. I sat alone because of thy hand, for thou have filled me with indignation.

Jeremiah 51:50-51

Ye who have escaped the sword, go ye; do not stand still. Remember LORD from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Jeremiah 51:50

Ye who have escaped the sword, go ye; do not stand still. Remember LORD from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Lamentations 2:10-11

The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground. They keep silence. They have cast up dust upon their heads. They have girded themselves with sackcloth. The virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

Lamentations 2:18

Their heart cried to LORD. O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night. Give thyself no respite. Let not the apple of thine eye cease.

Lamentations 3:48

My eye runs down with streams of water, for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Lamentations 3:51

My eye stirs my soul, because of all the daughters of my city.

Ezekiel 1:3

the word of LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar, and the hand of LORD was there upon him.

Ezekiel 3:15

Then I came to those of the captivity at Tel-abib, who dwelt by the river Chebar, and to where they dwelt. And I sat there overwhelmed among them seven days.

Daniel 9:3

And I set my face to LORD God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.

Daniel 10:2-3

In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three whole weeks.

Luke 19:41

And when he came near, having seen the city, he wept over it,

Revelation 11:3

And I will give to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days clothed in sackcloth.

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