Psalms - Chapter 122

The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

1 <A Song of the going up. Of David.> I was glad because they said to me, We will go into the house of the Lord.

2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

2 At last our feet were inside your doors, O Jerusalem.

3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:

3 O Jerusalem, you are like a town which is well joined together;

4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.

4 To which the tribes went up, even the tribes of the Lord, for a witness to Israel, to give praise to the name of the Lord.

5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

5 For there seats for the judges were placed, even the rulers' seats of the line of David.

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

6 O make prayers for the peace of Jerusalem; may they whose love is given to you do well.

7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

7 May peace be inside your walls, and wealth in your noble houses.

8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

8 Because of my brothers and friends, I will now say, Let peace be with you.

9 Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.

9 Because of the house of the Lord our God, I will be working for your good.

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