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“But you shall seek the (A)place where the Lord your God chooses, out of all your tribes, to put His name for His (B)dwelling[a] place; and there you shall go.

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  1. Deuteronomy 12:5 home

11 then there will be the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide. There you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the heave offerings of your hand, and all your choice offerings which you vow to the Lord.

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And the Lord said to him: (A)“I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built (B)to put My name there forever, (C)and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.

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God’s Second Appearance to Solomon(A)

12 Then the Lord (B)appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: “I have heard your prayer, (C)and have chosen this (D)place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.

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The Joy of Going to the House of the Lord

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

122 I was glad when they said to me,
(A)“Let us go into the house of the Lord.”
Our feet have been standing
Within your gates, O Jerusalem!

Jerusalem is built
As a city that is (B)compact together,
(C)Where the tribes go up,
The tribes of the Lord,
[a]To (D)the Testimony of Israel,
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
(E)For thrones are set there for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.

(F)Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.
Peace be within your walls,
Prosperity within your palaces.”
For the sake of my brethren and companions,
I will now say, “Peace be within you.”
Because of the house of the Lord our God
I will (G)seek your good.


  1. Psalm 122:4 Or As a testimony to

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