for the sake of Jerusalem. Jerusalem was God’s chosen city, the site of Israel’s central sanctuary anticipated in Deut. 12 and constructed by Solomon. Jerusalem is a central symbol of God’s love for His people and the communion between God and His people throughout the Bible (Ps. 68:29; 122:2–6; 135:21; 137:5–7; Is. 62:1; Dan. 9:25; Rev. 3:12; 21:2, 10).