A Song of Ascents. By David.

1 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 is built as a city that is compact together,

4 where the tribes go up, even the LORD’s tribes,

according to an ordinance for Israel,

to give thanks to the LORD’s name.

5 For there are set thrones for judgement,

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.