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