122:1 A Song of Ascents; of David. I rejoiced when they said unto me: 'Let us go unto the house of the Lord.'

122:2 Our feet are standing within thy gates, O Jerusalem;

122:3 Jerusalem, that art builded as a city that is compact together;

122:4 Whither the tribes went up, even the tribes of the Lord, as a testimony unto Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord.

122:5 For there were set thrones for judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may they prosper that love thee.

122:7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

122:8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say: 'Peace be within thee.'

122:9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.



Hebrew Transliteration

122:1 shiyr hamma`aloth ledhâvidh sâmachtiy be'omeriym liy bêythAdonay nêlêkh

122:2 `omedhoth hâyu raghlêynu bish`ârayikh yerushâlâim

122:3 yerushâlaim habbenuyâh ke`iyr shechubberâh-lâh yachdâv

122:4 sheshâm`âlu shebhâthiym shibhthêy-yâh `êdhuth leyisrâ'êl lehodhoth leshêm Adonay

122:5 kiy shâmmâh yâshebhu khis'oth lemishpâth kis'oth lebhêyth dâviydh

122:6 sha'alushelom yerushâlâim yishlâyu 'ohabhâyikh

122:7 yehiy-shâlom bechêylêkh shalvâhbe'armenothâyikh

122:8 lema`an 'achay verê`ây 'adhabberâh-nâ' shâlom bâkh

122:9 lema`an bêyth-Adonay 'elohêynu 'abhaqshâh thobh lâkh


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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