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Psalms 122:6-9

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122:6 Pray 1  for the peace of Jerusalem!

May those who love her prosper! 2 

122:7 May there be peace inside your defenses,

and prosperity 3  inside your fortresses! 4 

122:8 For the sake of my brothers and my neighbors

I will say, “May there be peace in you!”

122:9 For the sake of the temple of the Lord our God

I will pray for you to prosper. 5 

1 tn Heb “ask [for].”

2 tn Or “be secure.”

3 tn or “security.”

4 tn The psalmist uses second feminine singular pronominal forms to address personified Jerusalem.

5 tn Heb “I will seek good for you.” The psalmist will seek Jerusalem’s “good” through prayer.



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