Psalm 122 The Message Bible

A Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

122 1  When they said, "Let's go to the house of God," my heart leaped for joy. 2  And now we're here, O Jerusalem, inside Jerusalem's walls! 3  Jerusalem, well-built city, built as a place for worship! 4  The 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. 5  Thrones for righteous judgment are set there, famous David-thrones.

6  Pray for Jerusalem's peace! Prosperity to all you Jerusalem-lovers! 7  Friendly insiders, get along! Hostile outsiders, keep your distance! 8  For the sake of my family and friends, I say it again: live in peace! 9  For the sake of the house of our God, God, I'll do my very best for you.


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