Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

for our captors there asked us for songs,
and our tormentors, for rejoicing:
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion.”

New American Standard Bible

For there our captors demanded of us songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion."

King James Version

For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

International Standard Version

for it was there that our captors asked us for songs and our torturers demanded joy from us, "Sing us one of the songs about Zion!"

A Conservative Version

For there those who led us captive required of us songs, and those who wasted us, mirth, [saying], Sing for us one of the songs of Zion.

American Standard Version

For there they that led us captive required of us songs, And they that wasted us required of us mirth,'saying , Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

Amplified

For there they who led us captive required of us a song with words, and our tormentors and they who wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

Bible in Basic English

For there those who had taken us prisoners made request for a song; and those who had taken away all we had gave us orders to be glad, saying, Give us one of the songs of Zion.

Darby Translation

For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that made us wail required mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

when there, those that carried us away captive asked us for the words of the song; with our harps of joy hung upon the willows saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

Julia Smith Translation

For there they carrying us away captive asked us the words of a song; and they heaping us up gladness; Sing to us from the song of Zion.

King James 2000

For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For there our captors asked of us words of a song, and our tormentors [asked of us] jubilation, "Sing for us from a song of Zion."

Modern King James verseion

For there our captors demanded a song from us; and our plunderers demanded gladness, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For they that led us away captive required of us then a song, and melody in our heaviness. "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"

NET Bible

for there our captors ask us to compose songs; those who mock us demand that we be happy, saying: "Sing for us a song about Zion!"

New Heart English Bible

For there, those who led us captive asked us for songs. Those who tormented us demanded songs of joy: "Sing us one of the songs of Zion."

The Emphasized Bible

For, there, our captors asked of us words of song, and our plunderers - gladness, - Sing us of the songs of Zion!

Webster

For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

World English Bible

For there, those who led us captive asked us for songs. Those who tormented us demanded songs of joy: "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"

Youngs Literal Translation

For there our captors asked us the words of a song, And our spoilers -- joy: 'Sing ye to us of a song of Zion.'

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁבה 
Shabah 
Usage: 47

שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

of us a song
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

תּולל 
Towlal 
Usage: 1

us required of us mirth
שׂמחה 
Simchah 
Usage: 93

שׁוּר שׁירo 
Shiyr 
Usage: 86

us one of the songs
שׁירה שׁיר 
Shiyr 
Usage: 90

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Lament During The Babylonian Exile

2 There we hung up our lyres
on the poplar trees,
3 for our captors there asked us for songs,
and our tormentors, for rejoicing:
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion.”
4 How can we sing the Lord’s song
on foreign soil?


Cross References

1 Chronicles 15:27

Now David was dressed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, as well as the singers and Chenaniah, the music leader of the singers. David also wore a linen ephod.

1 Chronicles 16:7

On that day David decreed for the first time that thanks be given to the Lord by Asaph and his relatives:

Nehemiah 4:2

before his colleagues and the powerful men of Samaria, and said, “What are these pathetic Jews doing? Can they restore it by themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they ever finish it? Can they bring these burnt stones back to life from the mounds of rubble?”

Psalm 9:14

so that I may declare all Your praises.
I will rejoice in Your salvation
within the gates of Daughter Zion.

Psalm 65:1

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. A song.Praise is rightfully Yours,
God, in Zion;
vows to You will be fulfilled.

Psalm 79:1

A psalm of Asaph.God, the nations have invaded Your inheritance,
desecrated Your holy temple,
and turned Jerusalem into ruins.

Psalm 80:6

You make us quarrel with our neighbors;
our enemies make fun of us.

Psalm 123:3-4

Show us favor, Lord, show us favor,
for we’ve had more than enough contempt.

Isaiah 35:10

and the redeemed of the Lord will return
and come to Zion with singing,
crowned with unending joy.
Joy and gladness will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee.

Isaiah 51:11

And the redeemed of the Lord will return
and come to Zion with singing,
crowned with unending joy.
Joy and gladness will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee.

Jeremiah 9:11

I will make Jerusalem a heap of rubble,
a jackals’ den.
I will make the cities of Judah a desolation,
an uninhabited place.

Jeremiah 26:18

“Micah the Moreshite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah and said to all the people of Judah, ‘This is what the Lord of Hosts says:Zion will be plowed like a field,
Jerusalem will become ruins,
and the temple mount a forested hill.’

Jeremiah 31:12-13

They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion;
they will be radiant with joy
because of the Lord’s goodness,
because of the grain, the new wine, the fresh oil,
and because of the young of the flocks and herds.
Their life will be like an irrigated garden,
and they will no longer grow weak from hunger.

Lamentations 2:15-16

?SamekAll who pass by
scornfully clap their hands at you.
They mock and shake their heads
at Daughter Jerusalem:
Is this the city that was called
the perfection of beauty,
the joy of the whole earth?

Micah 3:12

Therefore, because of you,
Zion will be plowed like a field,
Jerusalem will become ruins,
and the hill of the temple mount
will be a thicket.

Luke 21:6

“These things that you see—the days will come when not one stone will be left on another that will not be thrown down!”

Revelation 14:1-3

Then I looked, and there on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with Him were 144,000 who had His name and His Father’s name written on their foreheads.

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