A Song of Ascents. Of David.
1 I was glad when they said to me, a“Let us go into the house of the Lord.”
Within your gates, O Jerusalem!
As a city that is bcompact together,
4 cWhere the tribes go up,
The tribes of the Lord,
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5 eFor thrones are set there for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
6 fPray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.
Prosperity within your palaces.”
I will now say, “Peace be within you.”
I will gseek your good.
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