Psalm 122

A pilgrimage song. Of David.

1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let's go to the LORD's house!"
2 Now our feet are standing in your gates, Jerusalem!
3 Jerusalem is built like a city joined together in unity.
4 That is where the tribes go up— the LORD's tribes! It is the law for Israel to give thanks there to the LORD's name,
5 because the thrones of justice are there— the thrones of the house of David!
6 Pray that Jerusalem has peace: "Let those who love you have rest.
7 Let there be peace on your walls; let there be rest on your fortifications."
8 For the sake of my family and friends, I say, "Peace be with you, Jerusalem."
9 For the sake of the LORD our God's house I will pray for your good.