Psalm 122 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I was very glad when they said to me, "Let us go up to the house of the Lord." 1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."
2 Jerusalem, our feet are standing inside your gates. 2 Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is built like a city where everything is close together. 3 Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted 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. 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 The thrones of the family line of David are there. That's where the people are judged. 5 There the thrones for judgment stand, the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Say, "May those who love you be secure. 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure.
7 May there be peace inside your walls. May your people be kept safe." 7 May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels."
8 I'm concerned for my family and friends. So I say to Jerusalem, "May you enjoy peace." 8 For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, "Peace be within you."
9 I'm concerned about the house of the LORD our God. So I pray that things will go well with Jerusalem. 9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.