A Pilgrim Song of David 122 1When they said, “Let’s go to the house of God,” my heart leaped for joy. 2And now we’re here, O Jerusalem, inside Jerusalem’s walls! 3Jerusalem, well–built city, built as a place for worship! 4The city to which the tribes ascend, all God’s tribes go up to worship, To give thanks to the name of God— this is what it means to be Israel. 5Thrones for righteous judgment are set there, famous David–thrones. 6Pray for Jerusalem’s peace! Prosperity to all you Jerusalem–lovers! 7Friendly insiders, get along! Hostile outsiders, keep your distance! 8For the sake of my family and friends, I say it again: live in peace! 9For the sake of the house of our God, God, I’ll do my very best for you.
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