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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book V
 
CXXII
 
Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem
 
 
A Song of Ascents; of David.
 
 
[1]  I WAS glad when they said unto me,
Let us go unto the house of Jehovah.
[2]  Our feet are 1 standing
Within thy gates, O Jerusalem,
[3]  Jerusalem, that art builded
As a city that is compact together;
[4]  Whither the tribes go up, even the tribes of Jehovah, 2
For an 3 ordinance for Israel,
To give thanks unto the name of Jehovah.
[5]  For there are 4 set thrones for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
[6]  Pray 5 for the peace of Jerusalem:
They 6 shall prosper that love thee.
[7]  Peace be within thy walls,
And prosperity within thy palaces.
[8]  For my brethren and companions’ sakes,
I will now say, 7 Peace be within thee.
[9]  For the sake of the house of Jehovah our God
I will seek thy good.
 
Note 1. Or, have stood. [back]
Note 2. Heb. Jah. [back]
Note 3. Heb. a testimony. [back]
Note 4. Or, were. [back]
Note 5. Or, Salute ye Jerusalem. [back]
Note 6. Or, May they. [back]
Note 7. Or, speak peace concerning thee. [back]
 

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