1I was glad when they said to me, Let us go to the house of the Lord!
2Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.
3Jerusalembuilt as a city that is bound firmly together.
4To it the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5For there the thrones for judgment were set up, the thrones of the house of David.
6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you.
7Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers.
8For the sake of my relatives and friends I will say, Peace be within you.
9For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.
The New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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10 February 2011