(122) A Song of Degrees.
I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.
Our feet stood in your courts, O Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is built as a city whose fellowship is complete.
For there the tribes went up, the tribes of the Lord, as a testimony for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
For there are set thrones for judgment, even thrones for the house of David.
* Or, ask Jerusalem how it is with her. Pray now for the peace of Jerusalem: and let there be prosperity to them that love you.
Let peace, I pray, be within your host, and prosperity in your palaces.
For the sake of my brethren and my neighbors, I have indeed spoken peace concerning you.
Because of the house of the Lord our God, I have diligently sought your good.

*121:6 Or, ask Jerusalem how it is with her.