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Psalm 122:1–9

I was glad when they said to me,

g“Let us go to the house of the Lord!”

Our feet have been standing

within your gates, O Jerusalem!

Jerusalem—hbuilt as a city

that is ibound firmly together,

to which the tribes jgo up,

the tribes of the Lord,

as was kdecreed for1 Israel,

to give thanks to the name of the Lord.

There lthrones for judgment were set,

the thrones of the house of David.

mPray for the peace of Jerusalem!

“May they be secure who love you!

Peace be within your nwalls

and security within your ntowers!”

For my brothers and companions’ sake

I will say, o“Peace be within you!”

For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,

I will pseek your good.

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Psalm 122:1–9 — The New International Version (NIV)

I rejoiced with those who said to me,

“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

Our feet are standing

in your gates, Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is built like a city

that is closely compacted together.

That is where the tribes go up—

the tribes of the Lord

to praise the name of the Lord

according to the statute given to Israel.

There stand the thrones for judgment,

the thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

“May those who love you be secure.

May there be peace within your walls

and security within your citadels.”

For the sake of my family and friends,

I will say, “Peace be within you.”

For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,

I will seek your prosperity.

Psalm 122:1–9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

I was glad when they said unto me,

Let us go into the house of the Lord.

Our feet shall stand

Within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is builded

As a city that is compact together:

Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord,

Unto the testimony of Israel,

To give thanks unto the name of the Lord.

For there are set thrones of judgment,

The thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

They shall prosper that love thee.

Peace be within thy walls,

And prosperity within thy palaces.

For my brethren and companions’ sakes,

I will now say, Peace be within thee.

Because of the house of the Lord our God

I will seek thy good.

Psalm 122:1–9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

I was glad when they said to me,

“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

And now here we are,

standing inside your gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is a well-built city;

its seamless walls cannot be breached.

All the tribes of Israel—the Lord’s people—

make their pilgrimage here.

They come to give thanks to the name of the Lord,

as the law requires of Israel.

Here stand the thrones where judgment is given,

the thrones of the dynasty of David.

Pray for peace in Jerusalem.

May all who love this city prosper.

O Jerusalem, may there be peace within your walls

and prosperity in your palaces.

For the sake of my family and friends, I will say,

“May you have peace.”

For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,

I will seek what is best for you, O Jerusalem.

Psalm 122:1–9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.”

Our feet have been standing

Within your gates, O Jerusalem!

Jerusalem is built

As a city that is compact together,

Where the tribes go up,

The tribes of the Lord,

To the Testimony of Israel,

To give thanks to the name of the Lord.

For thrones are set there for judgment,

The thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

“May they prosper who love you.

Peace be within your walls,

Prosperity within your palaces.”

For the sake of my brethren and companions,

I will now say, “Peace be within you.”

Because of the house of the Lord our God

I will seek your good.

Psalm 122:1–9 — New Century Version (NCV)

I was happy when they said to me,

“Let’s go to the Temple of the Lord.”

Jerusalem, we are standing

at your gates.

Jerusalem is built as a city

with the buildings close together.

The tribes go up there,

the tribes who belong to the Lord.

It is the rule in Israel

to praise the Lord at Jerusalem.

There the descendants of David

set their thrones to judge the people.

Pray for peace in Jerusalem:

“May those who love her be safe.

May there be peace within her walls

and safety within her strong towers.”

To help my relatives and friends,

I say, “Let Jerusalem have peace.”

For the sake of the Temple of the Lord our God,

I wish good for her.

Psalm 122:1–9 — American Standard Version (ASV)

I was glad when they said unto me,

Let us go unto the house of Jehovah.

Our feet are standing

Within thy gates, O Jerusalem,

Jerusalem, that art builded

As a city that is compact together;

Whither the tribes go up, even the tribes of Jehovah,

For an ordinance for Israel,

To give thanks unto the name of Jehovah.

For there are set thrones for judgment,

The thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

They shall prosper that love thee.

Peace be within thy walls,

And prosperity within thy palaces.

For my brethren and companions’ sakes,

I will now say, Peace be within thee.

For the sake of the house of Jehovah our God

I will seek thy good.

Psalm 122:1–9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

I rejoiced when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of Jehovah. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem, which art built as a city that is compact together, Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of Jah, a testimony to Israel, to give thanks unto the name of Jehovah. For there are set thrones for judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy bulwarks, prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions’ sakes I will say, Peace be within thee! Because of the house of Jehovah our God I will seek thy good.

Psalm 122:1–9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

I was glad when they said to me, 

“Let’s go to the house of the Lord.” 

Our feet are standing inside your gates, Jerusalem. 

Jerusalem is built to be a city 

where the people are united. 

All of the Lord’s tribes go to that city 

because it is a law in Israel 

to give thanks to the name of the Lord

The court of justice sits there. 

It consists of ⸤princes who are⸥ David’s descendants. 

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 

“May those who love you prosper. 

May there be peace inside your walls 

and prosperity in your palaces.” 

For the sake of my relatives and friends, let me say, 

“May it go well for you!” 

For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, 

I will seek what is good for you. 

Psalm 122:1–9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

I rejoiced with those who said to me,

“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

Our feet are standing

within your gates, Jerusalem —

Jerusalem, built as a city should be,

solidly joined together,

where the tribes, Yahweh’s tribes, go up

to give thanks to the name of Yahweh.

(This is an ordinance for Israel. )

There, thrones for judgment are placed,

thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

“May those who love you prosper;

may there be peace within your walls,

prosperity within your fortresses.”

Because of my brothers and friends,

I will say, “Peace be with you.”

Because of the house of the Lord our God,

I will seek your good.

Psalm 122:1–9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I was glad when they said to me,

“Let us go to the house of the Lord!”

Our feet are standing

within your gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem—built as a city

that is bound firmly together.

To it the tribes go up,

the tribes of the Lord,

as was decreed for Israel,

to give thanks to the name of the Lord.

For there the thrones for judgment were set up,

the thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

“May they prosper who love you.

Peace be within your walls,

and security within your towers.”

For the sake of my relatives and friends

I will say, “Peace be within you.”

For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,

I will seek your good.

Psalm 122:1–9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

I rejoiced in those who said to me,

“Let us go to the house of Yahweh.”

Our feet are standing

within your gates, O Jerusalem—

Jerusalem that is built

as a city that is joined together,

where the tribes go up,

the tribes of Yah as a testimony for Israel,

to give thanks to the name of Yahweh.

For there the thrones sit for judgment,

thrones of David’s house.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

“May those who love you be at ease.

May peace be within your walls,

security within your palaces.”

For the sake of my brothers and my friends,

I will say, “Peace be within you.”

For the sake of the house of Yahweh our God,

I will seek your good.

Psalm 122:1–9 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

I was very glad when they said to me,

“Let us go up to the house of the Lord.”

Jerusalem, our feet are standing

inside your gates.

Jerusalem is built like a city

where everything is close together.

The tribes of the Lord go there to praise his name.

They do it in keeping with the law he gave to Israel.

The thrones of the family line of David are there.

That’s where the people are judged.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Say,

“May those who love you be secure.

May there be peace inside your walls.

May your people be kept safe.”

I’m concerned for my family and friends.

So I say to Jerusalem, “May you enjoy peace.”

I’m concerned about the house of the Lord our God.

So I pray that things will go well with Jerusalem.

Psalm 122:1–9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

I was glad when they said to me,

“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

Our feet are standing

Within your gates, O Jerusalem,

Jerusalem, that is built

As a city that is compact together;

To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord

An ordinance for Israel

To give thanks to the name of the Lord.

For there thrones were set for judgment,

The thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

“May they prosper who love you.

“May peace be within your walls,

And prosperity within your palaces.”

For the sake of my brothers and my friends,

I will now say, “May peace be within you.”

For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,

I will seek your good.


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