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Psalm 122 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Song of Ascents. Of David. I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go 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 Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem! 2 Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem, built as a city which is bound firmly together, 3 Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together.
4 to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to 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 There thrones for judgment were set, 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! "May they prosper who love you! 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure.
7 Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers!" 7 May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels."
8 For my brethren and companions' sake I will say, "Peace be within 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 will seek your good. 9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.