Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones." the same idiom, Psalms 18:3). Although Assyria was still the greatest kingdom in the world at the time Isaiah was writing, the Babylonian star was rising, and would eventually defeat both the Egyptians and the Assyrians, becoming essentially a world empire about a century after Isaiah. O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed - literally, 'who art destroyed. O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed - literally, 'who art destroyed. Daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy [shall he be], that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. How happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. There is no Biblical support for the opinion that the prophets had the United States in view when using this phrase. [Happy shall he be who requites you with what you have done to us! (Isaiah 47:1) ;' i:e., who art surely doomed to destruction (cf. ;' i:e., who art surely doomed to destruction (cf. America! Psalms 137:8 - ESV - O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,... Study verse in the English Standard Version O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. Read full chapter Psalm 137:8 in all English translations God shed his grace on thee and you refused His Grace and will be engulfed by sea to shining sea! 9 Happy shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock! O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed: happy shall he be that rewardeth thee, as thou hast serued vs. - King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan 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. 8 O daughter of Babylon, you devastator! America! This is the fate of America--O daughter of Babylon! Orosius said, 'It seemed almost incredible to mortals that Babylon could have been built by human toil, or, that it could be destroyed by human valour.' (Psalm 137:8) Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: [there is] no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate. Remember, O Lord, The Children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem who said, "Raze it, raze it, even to the foundation." Therefore, just like the phrases daughter of Zion and daughter of Jerusalem (Zechariah 9:9) both refer to the Jewish people, daughter of Babylon in the Psalms, Isaiah, and Jeremiah is a reference to the Babylonian people. O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed. 8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. for amber waves of grain, for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain! 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