1 A Song of Ascents. By David.I was glad when they said to me,"Let's go to the Lord's house!"

2 Our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem;

3 Jerusalem, that is built as a city that is compact together;

4 where the tribes go up, even the tribes of Yah,according to an ordinance for Israel,to give thanks to the name of the Lord.

5 For there are set thrones for judgment,the thrones of David's house.

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.Those who love you will prosper.

7 Peace be within your walls,and prosperity within your palaces.

8 For my brothers' and companions' sakes,I will now say, "Peace be within you."

9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,I will seek your good.