Psalm 1221A song of ascents. Of David.
I rejoiced when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the LORD.”
2And now our feet are standing
within your gates, Jerusalem.
3Jerusalem, built as a city,
walled round about.
4There the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD,
As it was decreed for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
5There are the thrones of justice,
the thrones of the house of David.
6For the peace of Jerusalem pray:
“May those who love you prosper!
7May peace be within your ramparts,
prosperity within your towers.”
8For the sake of my brothers and friends I say,
“Peace be with you.”
9For the sake of the house of the LORD, our God,
I pray for your good.
1A song of ascents.
To you I raise my eyes,
to you enthroned in heaven.
2Yes, like the eyes of servants
on the hand of their masters,
Like the eyes of a maid
on the hand of her mistress,
So our eyes are on the LORD our God,
till we are shown favor.
3Show us favor, LORD, show us favor,
for we have our fill of contempt.
4Our souls are more than sated
with mockery from the insolent,
with contempt from the arrogant.
1A song of ascents. Of David.
Had not the LORD been with us,
let Israel say,
2Had not the LORD been with us,
when people rose against us,
3Then they would have swallowed us alive,
for their fury blazed against us.
4Then the waters would have engulfed us,
the torrent overwhelmed us;
5then seething water would have drowned us.
6Blessed is the LORD, who did not leave us
to be torn by their teeth.
7We escaped with our lives like a bird
from the fowler’s snare;
the snare was broken,
and we escaped.
8Our help is in the name of the LORD,
the maker of heaven and earth.
1A song of ascents.
Those trusting in the LORD are like Mount Zion,
unshakable, forever enduring.
2As mountains surround Jerusalem,
the LORD surrounds his people
both now and forever.
3The scepter of the wicked will not prevail
in the land allotted to the just,
Lest the just themselves
turn their hands to evil.
4Do good, LORD, to the good,
to those who are upright of heart.
5But those who turn aside to crooked ways
may the LORD send down with the evildoers.
Peace upon Israel!