A song [of David][a] for those journeying to worship.
This is a Davidic psalm celebrating the grandeur and significance of Jerusalem and its temple. It is ironic that Jerusalem means “city of peace” since more battles have been fought over it than over any other city.
1 I was so happy when my fellow pilgrims said, “Let’s go to the house of the Eternal!” 2 We have made the journey, and now we are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem! What a magnificent city! Buildings so close together, so compact. 4 God’s people belong here. Every tribe of the Eternal makes its way to Jerusalem— Just as God decreed for Israel to come together and give thanks to the Eternal. 5 In Jerusalem, justice is the order of the day because there sit the judges and kings, the descendants of David.
6 Ask heaven to grant peace to Jerusalem: “May those who love you prosper. 7 O Jerusalem, may His peace fill this entire city! May this citadel be quiet and at ease!” 8 It’s because of people—my family, friends, and acquaintances— that I say, “May peace permeate you.” 9 And because the house of Eternal One, our God, is here, know this: I will always seek your good!
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