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Psalms 122

A song of ascents. Of David.

1 I rejoiced with those who said to me,
     "Let us go to the house of the Lord."
2 Our feet are standing
     in your gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is built like a city
     that is closely compacted together.
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 thrones for judgment stand,
     the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
     "May those who love you be secure.
7 May there be peace within your walls
     and security within your citadels."
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 prosperity.