1 I was glad when they said to me, ♦
‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’
2 And now our feet are standing ♦
within your gates, O Jerusalem;
3 Jerusalem, built as a city ♦
that is at unity in itself.
4 Thither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, ♦
as is decreed for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5 For there are set the thrones of judgement, ♦
the thrones of the house of David.
6 O pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ♦
‘May they prosper who love you.
7 ‘Peace be within your walls ♦
and tranquillity within your palaces.’
8 For my kindred and companions’ sake, ♦
I will pray that peace be with you.
9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, ♦
I will seek to do you good.
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