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.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 122

Yerusalem nkamfo

1Wɔka kyerɛɛ me se, “Ma yɛnkɔ Awurade fi” no, m’ani gyei. Afei yegyina Yerusalem apon mu wɔ ha. Yerusalem yɛ kurow a ɛyɛ fɛ na asomdwoe wɔ mu. Ɛha na mmusuakuw no fi, Israel mmusuakuw no a, wɔrebɛda Awurade ase sɛnea n’ahyɛde no te no. Israelhene tena ase bu ne nkurɔfo atɛn.

Bɔ asomdwoe mpae ma Yerusalem se, “Ma wɔn a wɔdɔ wo no nkɔso. Ma asomdwoe mmra wo man mu na banbɔ mmra w’ahemfi.” M’abusuafo ne me nnamfo nti, meka kyerɛ Yerusalem se, “Asomdwoe nka wo!” Yɛn Awurade Nyankopɔn nti, mebɔ mpae srɛ nkɔso ma wo.