1A song of ascents. By David:
I was glad when they said to me,
“The house of Adonai! Let’s go!”
2Our feet were already standing
at your gates, Yerushalayim.
3Yerushalayim, built as a city
fostering friendship and unity.
4The tribes have gone up there, the tribes of Adonai,
as a witness to Isra’el,
to give thanks to the name of Adonai.
5For there the thrones of justice were set up,
the thrones of the house of David.
6Pray for shalom in Yerushalayim;
may those who love you prosper.
7May shalom be within your ramparts,
prosperity in your palaces.
8For the sake of my family and friends, I say,
“Shalom be within you!”
9For the sake of the house of Adonai our God,
I will seek your well-being.