Psalm 122

Psalm 122

A Song of [a]Ascents. Of David.

1 I was glad when they said to me, Let us go to the house of the Lord!(A)

2 Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem!—

3 Jerusalem, which is built as a city that is compacted together—

4 To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord, as was decreed and as a testimony for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.

5 For there the thrones of judgment were set, the thrones of the house of David.

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they prosper who love you [the Holy City]!

7 May peace be within your walls and prosperity within your palaces!

8 For my brethren and companions’ sake, I will now say, Peace be within you!

9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek, inquire for, and require your good.


  1. Psalm 122:1 See Psalm 120 title footnote.

Cross references

  1. Psalm 122:1 : Isa. 2:3; Zech. 8:21.

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