I WAS glad when they said to me,
a "Let us go into the house of the LORD."
Our feet have been standing
Within your gates, O Jerusalem!
Jerusalem is built
As a city that is b compact together,
c Where the tribes go up,
The tribes of the LORD,
To d the Testimony of Israel,
To give thanks to the name of the LORD.
e For thrones are set there for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
f Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
"May they prosper who love you.
Peace be within your walls,
Prosperity within your palaces."
For the sake of my brethren and companions,
I will now say, "Peace be within you."
Because of the house of the LORD our God
I will g seek your good.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Many nations shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion the law shall go forth, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, "Let us continue to go and pray before the LORD, And seek the LORD of hosts. I myself will go also.
2 Samuel 5:9
Then David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the City of David. And David built all around from the Millo and inward.
Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord GOD.
Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Tabernacles; and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.
As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
If a matter arises which is too hard for you to judge, between degrees of guilt for bloodshed, between one judgment or another, or between one punishment or another, matters of controversy within your gates, then you shall arise and go up to the place which the LORD your God chooses.
2 Chronicles 19:8
Moreover in Jerusalem, for the judgment of the LORD and for controversies, Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites and priests, and some of the chief fathers of Israel, when they returned to Jerusalem.
Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.