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Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
A song of ascents. Of David.
1I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the LORD.”
2 Our feet are standing in your gates,
3 Jerusalem is built up
as a city united together,
4 where the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD,
as a testimony for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
5 For there the thrones of judgment stand,
the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you prosper. a
7 May there be peace within your walls,
and prosperity b inside your fortresses.”
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.
6 a Or be secure
7 b Or security