A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.= A psalm of David.

1 I was very glad when they said to me, "Let us go up to the house of the Lord."
2 Jerusalem, our feet are standing inside your gates.
3 Jerusalem is built like a city where everything is close together.
4 The tribes of the LORD go there to praise his name. They do it in keeping with the law he gave to Israel.
5 The thrones of the family line of David are there. That's where the people are judged.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Say, "May those who love you be secure.
7 May there be peace inside your walls. May your people be kept safe."
8 I'm concerned for my family and friends. So I say to Jerusalem, "May you enjoy peace."
9 I'm concerned about the house of the LORD our God. So I pray that things will go well with Jerusalem.