A song for the ascent to Jerusalem. A psalm of David. I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."
And now we are standing here inside your gates, O Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is a well-built city, knit together as a single unit.
All the people of Israel -- the LORD's people -- make their pilgrimage here. They come to give thanks to the name of the LORD as the law requires.
Here stand the thrones where judgment is given, the thrones of the dynasty of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.
O Jerusalem, may there be peace within your walls and prosperity in your palaces.
For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, "Peace be with you."
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek what is best for you, O Jerusalem.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)