The Joy of Going to the House of the LordA Song of Ascents. Of David.
1I was glad when they said to me,
⚓“Let us go into the house of the Lord.”
2Our feet have been standing
Within your gates, O Jerusalem!
3Jerusalem is built
As a city that is ⚓compact together,
4⚓Where the tribes go up,
The tribes of the Lord,
To ⚓the Testimony of Israel,
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5⚓For thrones are set there for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
6⚓Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.
7Peace be within your walls,
Prosperity within your palaces.”
8For the sake of my brethren and companions,
I will now say, “Peace be within you.”
9Because of the house of the Lord our God
I will ⚓seek your good.