A song of David for going up to the Temple.
1I was happy when the people said,
“Let us go to the Lord’S Temple.”
2Here we are, standing at the gates of Jerusalem.
3This is New Jerusalem!
The city has been rebuilt as one united city.
4This is where the tribes come, the tribes who belong to the Lord.
The people of Israel come here to praise the Lord’S name.
5The kings from David’s family put their thrones here.
They set up their thrones to judge the people.
6Pray for peace in Jerusalem:
“May those who love you find peace.
7May there be peace within your walls.
May there be safety in your great buildings.”
8For the good of my family and neighbors,
I pray that there will be peace here.
9For the good of the Temple of the Lord our God,
I pray that good things will happen to this city.