A song of ascents. Of David.

Jerusalem the Site of God’s Presence

1 I rejoiced in [those who] said to me, "Let us go to the house of Yahweh."
References for Psalms 122:1
    • a 122:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
    • b 122:1 - Or "temple"
      2 Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem--
      3 Jerusalem that is built as a city that is joined together,
      4 where [the] tribes go up, the tribes of Yah [as] a testimony for Israel, to give thanks to the name of Yahweh.
      References for Psalms 122:4
        • c 122:4 - A shortened form of "Yahweh"
          5 For there [the] thrones sit for judgment, thrones of David's house.
          References for Psalms 122:5
            • d 122:5 - That is, rulers or judges on thrones
              6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be at ease.
              References for Psalms 122:6
                  7 May peace be within your walls, security within your palaces."
                  8 For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I will say, "Peace [be] within you."
                  9 For the sake of the house of Yahweh our God, I will seek your good.
                  References for Psalms 122:9