1 I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
2 Now our feet are standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is built as a city
that is at unity with itself;
4 To which the tribes go up,
the tribes of the Lord,
the assembly of Israel,
to praise the Name of the Lord.
5 For there are the thrones of judgment,
the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: *
“May they prosper who love you.
7 Peace be within your walls
and quietness within your towers.
8 For my brethren and companions’ sake,
I pray for your prosperity.
9 Because of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek to do you good.”