Ezra 8:15; Ezra 8:21; Psalm 137:1

Ezra Sends for Levites

15 I gathered them to the river that runs to zAhava, and there we camped three days. As I reviewed the people and the priests, I found there anone of the sons of Levi.


Fasting and Prayer for Protection

21 iThen I proclaimed a fast there, at the river jAhava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, kto seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our goods.


How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song?

137  By the waters of Babylon,

there we sat down and wept,

when we remembered Zion.