The Message

Psalm 122

A Pilgrim Song of David

11-2 When they said, “Let’s go to the house of God,
    my heart leaped for joy.
And now we’re here, O Jerusalem,
    inside Jerusalem’s walls!

3-5 Jerusalem, well-built city,
    built as a place for worship!
The city to which the tribes ascend,
    all God’s tribes go up to worship,
To give thanks to the name of God
    this is what it means to be Israel.
Thrones for righteous judgment
    are set there, famous David-thrones.

6-9 Pray for Jerusalem’s peace!
    Prosperity to all you Jerusalem-lovers!
Friendly insiders, get along!
    Hostile outsiders, keep your distance!
For the sake of my family and friends,
    I say it again: live in peace!
For the sake of the house of our God, God,
    I’ll do my very best for you.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 122

為耶路撒冷禱告

大衛上聖殿朝聖之詩。

1人們對我說:
「讓我們去耶和華的殿吧!」
我感到歡喜。
耶路撒冷啊,
我們踏進你的城門了。
耶路撒冷是一座整齊堅固的城。
以色列各支派,耶和華的子民,
都遵照祂賜的法度去那裡稱謝祂。
那裡有審判的王座,
就是大衛家的王座。
要為耶路撒冷的和平禱告,
願愛這城的人亨通。
耶路撒冷啊!
願你城內有平安,
你的宮裡有安寧,
為了我的親人和朋友,
我要祈求平安臨到你。
為了我們的上帝耶和華的殿,
我要為你求福祉。