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Psalm 122 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. 1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."
2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. 2 Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: 3 Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together.
4 Whither the tribes go up , the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD. 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 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. 5 There the thrones for judgment stand, the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure.
7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. 7 May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels."
8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say , Peace be within thee. 8 For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, "Peace be within you."
9 Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good. 9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.