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Psalm 122

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David professes his joy for the church;

A Song of Ascents. By David.

122:1 I was glad when they said to me,
“Let’s go to Yahweh’s house!”

122:2 Our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem;

122:3 Jerusalem, that is built as a city that is compact together;

122:4 where the tribes go up, even Yah’s tribes,
according to an ordinance for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of Yahweh.

122:5 For there are set thrones for judgment,
the thrones of David’s house.

and prays for the peace thereof.

122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Those who love you will prosper.

122:7 Peace be within your walls,
and prosperity within your palaces.

122:8 For my brothers’ and companions’ sakes,
I will now say, “Peace be within you.”

122:9 For the sake of the house of Yahweh our God,
I will seek your good.

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