Psalm 122


I rejoiced when they said to me,

    "Let us go to the house of Yahweh!"

Our feet are standing

    within your gates, Jerusalem.

Jerusalem--built as a city

    that is bound firmly together.

There go up the tribes,

    the tribes of Yahweh,

as was decreed for Israel,

    to give thanks for the name of Yahweh.

For there were set up thrones for judgment,

    the thrones for the house of David.

Seek peace for Jerusalem:

    "May they prosper who love you.

May there be peace within your walls,

    and security within your towers."

For the sake of my relatives and friends

    I will say, "Peace be with you."

For the sake of the house of Yahweh our God,

    I will request your good.