A song of ascents. By David: I was glad when they said to me, "The house of ADONAI! Let's go!"
Our feet were already standing at your gates, Yerushalayim.
Yerushalayim, built as a city fostering friendship and unity.
The tribes have gone up there, the tribes of ADONAI, as a witness to Isra'el, to give thanks to the name of ADONAI.
For there the thrones of justice were set up, the thrones of the house of David.
Pray for shalom in Yerushalayim; may those who love you prosper.
May shalom be within your ramparts, prosperity in your palaces.
For the sake of my family and friends, I say, "Shalom be within you!"
For the sake of the house of ADONAI our God, I will seek your well-being.