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Psalm 122 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

New Century Version (NCV) New International Version (NIV)
1 I was happy when they said to me, "Let's go to the Temple of the Lord." 1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."
2 Jerusalem, we are standing at your gates. 2 Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is built as a city with the buildings close together. 3 Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together.
4 The tribes go up there, the tribes who belong to the Lord. to praise the Lord at Jerusalem. 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 There the descendants of David set their thrones to judge the people. 5 There the thrones for judgment stand, the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for peace in Jerusalem: "May those who love her be safe. 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure.
7 May there be peace within her walls and safety within her strong towers." 7 May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels."
8 To help my relatives and friends, I say, "Let Jerusalem have peace." 8 For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, "Peace be within you."
9 For the sake of the Temple of the Lord our God, I wish good for her. A song for going up to worship. 9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.