Psalms 122

Psalm 1221

A song of ascents,2 by David.

122:1 I was glad because3 they said to me,

“We will go to the Lord’s temple.”

122:2 Our feet are4 standing

inside your gates, O Jerusalem.

122:3 Jerusalem5 is a city designed

to accommodate an assembly.6

122:4 The tribes go up7 there,8

the tribes of the Lord,

where it is required that Israel

give thanks to the name of the Lord.9

122:5 Indeed,10 the leaders sit11 there on thrones and make legal decisions,

on the thrones of the house of David.12

122:6 Pray13 for the peace of Jerusalem!

May those who love her prosper!14

122:7 May there be peace inside your defenses,

and prosperity15 inside your fortresses!16

122:8 For the sake of my brothers and my neighbors

I will say, “May there be peace in you!”

122:9 For the sake of the temple of the Lord our God

I will pray for you to prosper.17

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