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Old 31-10-2019, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by sky123
' but know this, there was a time and a place for those "laws".


Sorry but there is NEVER a time or place for violence even if you think there was.

Where is the time and place for this ?

' Happy is the one who takes your babies and smashes them against the rocks '

One verse amongst thousands that are abhorrent .
The verse you cited is Psalms 137:9.

This song was one of many songs the Jews sung while in their Babylonian diaspora. In Revelation, the afflictions levied upon the Jews while in exile resonate repeatedly in that book as Babylon and her variants are mentioned.

Reading the adjoining scriptures, we can get a better understanding as to what is going on.

Psalm 137
1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.
2 There on the poplars we hung our harps,
3 for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
4 How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.
6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you,
if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy.
7 Remember, Lord, what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell.
“Tear it down,” they cried, “tear it down to its foundations!”
8 Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is the one who repays you
according to what you have done to us.
9 Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.
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