Psalm 122 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the Lord's house." 1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."
2 And now we are here, standing inside the gates of Jerusalem! 2 Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is a city restored in beautiful order and harmony. 3 Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together.
4 This is where the tribes come, the tribes of Israel, to give thanks to the Lord according to his command. 4 That is where the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, to praise the name of the LORD according to the statute given to Israel.
5 Here the kings of Israel sat to judge their people. 5 There the thrones for judgment stand, the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you prosper. 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure.
7 May there be peace inside your walls and safety in your palaces." 7 May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels."
8 For the sake of my relatives and friends I say to Jerusalem, "Peace be with you!" 8 For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, "Peace be within you."
9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God I pray for your prosperity. 9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.