New American Standard Bible
The Lord, the Keeper of Israel.
A Song of Ascents.
121 I will (A)raise my eyes to (B)the mountains;
From where will my help come?
2 My (C)help comes from the Lord,
Who (D)made heaven and earth.
3 He will not (E)allow your foot to slip;
He who (F)watches over you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who watches over Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your [a](G)protector;
The Lord is your (H)shade on your right hand.
6 The (I)sun will not [b]beat down on you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will [c](J)protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
8 The Lord will [d](K)guard your going out and your coming in
(L)From this time and forever.
Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem.
A Song of Ascents, of David.
122 I was glad when they said to me,
“Let’s (M)go to the house of the Lord.”
2 Our feet are standing
Within your (N)gates, Jerusalem,
3 Jerusalem, that has been (O)built
As a city that is (P)firmly joined together;
4 To which the tribes (Q)go up, the tribes of [e]the Lord—
[f]An ordinance for Israel—
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5 For (R)thrones were set there for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the (S)peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who (T)love you.
7 May peace be within your (U)walls,
And prosperity within your (V)palaces.”
8 For the sake of my (W)brothers and my friends,
I will now say, “(X)May peace be within you.”
9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will (Y)seek your good.