1 I was very happy when people said, ”Let us go to the Lord’s temple.” 2 Here we are, standing at the gates of Jerusalem. 3 This is New Jerusalem! The city has been built again as one united city. 4 That is where the family groups go. The people of Israel go there to praise the Lord’s name. They are the family groups that belong to the Lord 5 The kings from David’s family put their thrones in that place. They set up their thrones there to judge the people. 6 Pray for peace in Jerusalem. ”I hope the people who love you will find peace there. I hope there will be peace inside your walls. I hope there will be safety in your great buildings.” 7 For the good of my brothers and neighbors, I pray there will be peace here. 8 For the good of the temple of the Lord our God, I pray that good things will happen to this city.