To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the LORD
An ordinance for Israel
To give thanks to the name of the LORD
5For there thrones were set for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
May they prosper who love you.
7May peace be within your walls,
And prosperity within your palaces.
8For the sake of my brothers and my friends,
I will now say, May peace be within you.
9For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek your good.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Whither the tribes go up, even the tribes of Jehovah, For an ordinance for Israel, To give thanks unto the name of Jehovah.
For thither did the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord: the testimony of Israel, to praise the name of the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of Jah, a testimony to Israel, to give thanks unto the name of Jehovah.
English Revised Version
Whither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the LORD for a testimony unto Israel, to give thanks into the name of the LORD.
Webster's Bible Translation
Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, to the testimony of Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
World English Bible
where the tribes go up, even Yah's tribes, according to an ordinance for Israel, to give thanks to the name of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
For thither have tribes gone up, Tribes of Jah, companies of Israel, To give thanks to the name of Jehovah.
LibraryAugust the Eighteenth the Church of the Firstborn
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James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
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Various—The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA
Of Four Things which Bring Great Peace
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