A Prayer for Jerusalem
A Davidic song of ascents.
1I rejoiced with those who said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Is 2:3; Mc 4:2; Zch 8:21
2Our feet are standing
within your gates, Jerusalem Ps 9:14; Jr 7:2
3Jerusalem, built as a city should be,
solidly joined together, Neh 4:6; Ps 147:2
4where the tribes, Yahweh’s tribes, go up
to give thanks to the name of Yahweh. Is 2:3; Mc 4:2
(This is an ordinance for Israel. 1Ch 22:13)
5There, thrones for judgment are placed,
thrones of the house of David. Dt 17:8; 2Ch 19:8
6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you prosper; Ps 51:18; Jr 29:7
7may there be peace within your walls,
prosperity within your fortresses.” Ps 48:3
8Because of my brothers and friends,
I will say, “Peace be with you.” 1Sm 25:6; Ps 85:8
9Because of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your good. Neh 2:10; Est 10:3