¶ The song of the stairs.I was glad when they said unto me: We will go in to the house of the LORD. Our feet shall stond in thy gates, O Ierusalem. Ierusalem is builded as a city, that is at unity in itself. For there the tribes go up, even the tribes of the LORD: to testify unto Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD. For there is the seat of judgment, even the seat of the house of David.
¶ O pray for the peace of Ierusalem, they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and plenteousness within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will wish thee prosperity. Yea because of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek to do thee good.