Wednesday, June 27, 2012
when they said unto me,
‘We are going to the House of the Lord.’
Our feet stood inside your gates, O Jerusalem,
Jerusalem built up, a city knit together,
to which the tribes would make pilgrimage,
the tribes of the Lord,
-- as was enjoined upon Israel –
to praise the name of the Lord.
There the thrones of judgment stood,
thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the well-being of Jerusalem;
‘May those who love you be at peace.
May there be well-being within your ramparts,
peace in your citadels.’
For the sake of my kin and friends,
I pray for your well-being;
for the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I seek your good.”
- Psalm 122
(photo from wikitravel.org)