Psalms 122:6
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6  Pray for the well-being of Yerushalayim; “May those who love you be at peace.

sha-a-LU sh’-LOM y’-ru-sha-LA-im yish-LA-yu o-ha-VA-yikh

ו  שַׁאֲלוּ שְׁלוֹם יְרוּשָׁלָ ִם יִשְׁלָיוּ אֹהֲבָיִךְ׃

The majestic walls of the Old City of Yerushalayim.

 122:6   Pray for the well-being of Yerushalayim

This psalm starts with the words sha’alu sh’lom Yerushalayim, ‘Pray for the well-being of Yerushalayim.’ Shalom (שלום), translated here as ‘well-being,’ is the first Hebrew word many people learn. It actually has three meanings: ‘hello,’ ‘goodbye’ and ‘peace.’ It is the word with which friends greet one another, but shalom is more than a greeting; it is also a blessing. Peace is the most important gift we can ask from Hashem, on an individual level, as families, and between nations. It is therefore of utmost significance that the world’s holiest city, Yerushalayim (ירושלים), has the word shalom at its core, because it is meant to be the source of all peace on earth. King David exhorts “Pray for the well-being of Yerushalayim,” for when Yerushalayim is confronted with conflict, the whole world suffers. Conversely, though, when Yerushalayim is at peace, the entire world enjoys serenity.

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  • I agree with G_D Almighty, our Father, and in His Promises.
    May Jerusalem be Blessed with our Fathers Peace.
    Sharing my love to all of His children, everywhere.

    • In Agreement. Yerushalayim and The Church will have peace, unity and prosperity of harmony in all things on all levels. The enemies are now being conquered in the Name of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Christ shall be preached and people are set free through the Blood. Victory!

  • 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

    shalom, we learn, has three main meanings. hello, goodbye and peace. But we now learn it is also a blessing. Peace is the most important blessing we can ask from God and this is indeed very true. From the blessing of peace comes everything right and good. We have also learned that in the city and in the meaning of the word Jerusalem ‘shalom’ has in its core the peace of all the whole earth. King David exhorts “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem,” for when Jerusalem is confronted with conflict, the whole world suffers, however when Jerusalem is at peace, the entire world enjoys serenity.For even then somehow David knew in his heart and soul Jerusalem was the peace of the entire world. I wonder how just much David truly knew? Amen. Carl

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Psalms 122:6

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