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Jerusalem the Site of God’s Presence

A song of ascents. Of David.[a]

122 I rejoiced in those who said to me,
“Let us go to the house[b] of Yahweh.”
Our feet are standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem—
Jerusalem that is built
as a city that is joined together,
where the tribes go up,
the tribes of Yah[c] as a testimony for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of Yahweh.
For there the thrones sit[d] for judgment,
thrones of David’s house.
Pray[e] for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you be at ease.
May peace be within your walls,
security within your palaces.”
For the sake of my brothers and my friends,
I will say, “Peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house[f] of Yahweh our God,
I will seek your good.


  1. Psalm 122:1 The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
  2. Psalm 122:1 Or “temple”
  3. Psalm 122:4 A shortened form of “Yahweh”
  4. Psalm 122:5 That is, rulers or judges on thrones
  5. Psalm 122:6 Hebrew “Ask”
  6. Psalm 122:9 Or “temple”