The Joy of Going to the House of the Lord
A Song of Ascents. Of David.
1I was glad when they said to me,
#Deut. 28:6; (Prov. 2:8; 3:6)“Let us go into the house of the Lord.”
2Our feet have been standing
Within your gates, O Jerusalem!
3Jerusalem is built
As a city that is #(Is. 2:3; Mic. 4:2); Zech. 8:21compact together,
4#2 Sam. 5:9Where the tribes go up,
The tribes of the Lord,
To #Ex. 23:17; Deut. 16:16the Testimony of Israel,
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5#Ex. 16:34For thrones are set there for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
6#Deut. 17:8; 2 Chr. 19:8Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.
7Peace be within your walls,
Prosperity within your palaces.”
8For the sake of my brethren and companions,
I will now say, “Peace be within you.”
9Because of the house of the Lord our God
I will #Ps. 51:18seek your good.