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Psalms 122

A song of the stairway by King David # 122 David wrote this song for the people to sing for the feasts. It was sung when the worshipers entered the gates of Jerusalem.
1I was overjoyed when they said,
“Let’s go up to the house of the Lord.”
2And now at last we stand here, inside the very gates of Jerusalem!
3O Jerusalem, you were built as a city of praise,
where God and man mingle together. # 122:3 The Hebrew phrase “a city bound together” is taken from a root word that means “joined, united, coupled.” By inference in the context, it is the city where God dwells and man worships.
4This is where all the tribes of Yahweh are required
to come and worship him.
5This is where the thrones of kings have been established
to rule in righteousness;
even King David ruled from here.
6Pray and seek for Jerusalem’s peace,
for all who love her will prosper!
7O Jerusalem, may there be peace for those
who dwell inside your walls
and prosperity in your every palace.
8I intercede for the sake of my family and friends
who dwell there, that they may all live in peace.
9For the sake of your house, Yahweh our God,
I will seek the welfare and prosperity of Jerusalem.
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