Psalms 122

(A song by David for worship.)

A Song of Praise

1It made me glad when they said,

“Let's go to the house

of the Lord!”

2Jerusalem, we are standing

inside your gates.

3Jerusalem, what a strong

and beautiful city you are!

4Every tribe of the Lord

obeys him and comes to you

to praise his name.

5David's royal throne is here

where justice rules.

6Jerusalem, we pray

that you will have peace,

and that all will go well

for those who love you.

7May there be peace

inside your city walls

and in your palaces.

8Because of my friends

and my relatives,

I will pray for peace.

9And because of the house

of the Lord our God,

I will work for your good.