Q & A Series:  How come the Bible orders to kill in Psalms 137:9?


By Craig Bluemel




----- Original Message -----

From: Tom 

To: Craig

Subject: Hey Craig


Hey Craig,


How come the Bible orders to kill in Psalms 137:9?






Craig’s Answer:



Dear Tom,


In Psalms 137:9 the words, “ Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones,” alludes to Isaiah's prophecy. 


Psalms 137:8-9 O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one, How blessed will be the one who repays you With the recompense with which you have repaid us. 9 How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.  New American Standard Bible - Updated Edition


In Isaiah 13:16 success to Cyrus and Darius is assured thru the prophetic words; Yahweh used them as his rods to punish his enemies, when the two pagan kings moved to fight against Babylon.


Isaiah 13:16-19 Their infants also will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be plundered and their wives ravished.  17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who have no regard for silver and do not delight in gold and thus cannot be bribed. 18 Their bows will cut down the young men of Babylon; and they will have no pity on the fruit of the womb, their eyes will not spare children.  19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans' pride, shall be like Sodom and Gomorrah when God overthrew them. Amplified Bible


I hope this is helpful


Craigo (my nickname)



Craig Bluemel

The Bible Answer Stand Ministry

1 Peter 3:15 Always be ready to give reasonable justification to anyone who asks you for an explanation of the hope that is within you,  but do it considerately and courteously.




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