A Song of Ascents. By David.
1 I was glad when they said to me,
“Let’s go to the LORD’s house!”
2 Our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem;
3 Jerusalem, that is built as a city that is compact together;
4 where the tribes go up, even the LORD’s tribes,
according to an ordinance for Israel,
to give thanks to the LORD’s name.
5 For there are set thrones for judgement,
the thrones of David’s house.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Those who love you will prosper.
7 Peace be within your walls,
and prosperity within your palaces.
8 For my brothers’ and companions’ sakes,
I will now say, “Peace be within you.”
9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek your good.