A psalm written by David for people going up to the temple to worship
1 I was glad/happy when people said to me,
“We should go to the temple of Yahweh in Jerusalem!”
2 And now we are here,
standing inside the gates/city of [APO] Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is a city that has been rebuilt,
with the result that people can gather together in it.
4 We people of the tribes of Israel who belong to Yahweh can now go up there
as Yahweh commanded that we should do,
and we can thank him.
5 There the kings of Israel who were descendants of King David sit on their thrones
and decide cases fairly when the people have disputes.
6 Pray that there will be peace in Jerusalem;
I desire that those who love Jerusalem will ◄prosper/live peacefully►.
7 I desire that there will be peace inside the walls of the city
and that people who are inside the palaces will be safe.
8 For the sake of my relatives and friends, I say,
“My desire is that that inside Jerusalem people will live peacefully.”
9 And because I love the temple of Yahweh our God,
I pray that things will go well for the people who live in Jerusalem.