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Dashing babies on the rocks?

Someone was telling me about the bible saying something about this. So of course I googled it but I've only found one sentence and no context. Why would the bible be talking about dashing babies on the rocks? Anyone know what verse this would be under?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:02 PM on Dec. 14, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

Answers (11)
  • Psalm 137:9

    Answer by okmanders at 6:16 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • Psalm 137:9. Verses 8 and 9 together state, "O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones."

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:17 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • basically the Israelites are captured, sad, and the dashing babies line is their longing for revenge.

    Answer by okmanders at 6:18 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • Psalm 137 was written during the Babylonian captivity. You have to read the whole song. It basically shows a group of defeated Israelites who had been brought into salvery in Babylon, their homes and their temple was destroyed, their babies were dashed on the rocks by the Babylonian soldiers-- and they were in mourning. It was a terrible time for the nation of Israel. On top of it all, in their slavery, they were asked to sing the songs of Jerusalem--which was like pouring salt on their wounds!!!

    Basically, when it says happy is the one who dashes thy little ones against the stones, the psalmist is talking about his longing for revenge. Can you blame him?

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 6:22 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • Eep!

    Answer by caitxrawks at 7:15 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • well said CinnamonMom :-)
    You have to read it in context to understand what happened.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 10:02 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • jaw dropI second caitxrawks "Eep !!!"


    Answer by pnwmom at 10:39 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • Make mine an "Eep!" too.


    Answer by beeky at 10:49 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • I'll take a double eep! Alex.

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 12:48 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Isaiah 13:6 as well. "and their very children will be dashed to pieces before their eyes. Their houses will be pillaged, and their own wives will be raped".

    This happened when Babylon fell to the Medes and Persians.

    Answer by CosyMama at 4:04 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

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