Psalms 122

A song of ascents. Of David.

I rejoiced with those who said to me,
‘Let us go to the house of the  Lord.’
Our feet are standing
in your gates, Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is built like a city
that is closely compacted together.
That is where the tribes go up –
the tribes of the  Lord
to praise the name of the  Lord
according to the statute given to Israel.
There stand the thrones for judgment,
the thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
‘May those who love you be secure.
May there be peace within your walls
and security within your citadels.’
For the sake of my family and friends,
I will say, ‘Peace be within you.’
For the sake of the house of the  Lord our God,
I will seek your prosperity.
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