A Song of the Ascents. Of David. 122 I rejoiced when they were saying to me:+“To the house of Jehovah+ let us go.”+ 2 Our feet proved to be standing+Within your gates, O Jerusalem.+ 3 Jerusalem is one that is built like a city+That has been joined together in oneness,+ 4 To which the tribes have gone up,+The tribes of Jah,*+As a reminder to Israel+To give thanks to the name of Jehovah.+ 5 For there the thrones* for judgment have been sitting,+Thrones for the house of David.+ 6 Ask, O YOU people, for the peace of Jerusalem.+Those loving you,* [O city,] will be free from care.+ 7 May peace continue within your rampart,+Freedom from care within your dwelling towers.+ 8 For the sake of my brothers and my companions I will now speak:+“May there be peace within you.”+ 9 For the sake of the house of Jehovah our God+I will keep seeking good for you.*+
^ “Jah.” See 68:4 ftn.
^ Or, “the grand throne,” if pl. to denote excellence.
^ “You,” fem. sing., referring to “Jerusalem.”
^ See vs 6 ftn.