A song of ascents. Of David.

Jerusalem the Site of God’s Presence

1 I rejoiced in [those who] said to me, "Let us go to the house of Yahweh."
2 Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem--
3 Jerusalem that is built as a city that is joined together,
4 where [the] tribes go up, the tribes of Yah [as] a testimony for Israel, to give thanks to the name of Yahweh.
5 For there [the] thrones sit for judgment, thrones of David's house.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be at ease.
7 May peace be within your walls, security within your palaces."
8 For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I will say, "Peace [be] within you."
9 For the sake of the house of Yahweh our God, I will seek your good.