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A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments, by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown [1882] at

Psalms Chapter 122

Psalms 122:1

psa 122:1

This Psalm might well express the sacred joy of the pilgrims on entering the holy city, where praise, as the religious as well as civil metropolis, is celebrated, and for whose prosperity, as representing the Church, prayer is offered. (Psa 122:1-9)

Our feet shall stand--literally, "are standing."

Psalms 122:2

psa 122:2

gates--(Compare Psa 9:14; Psa 87:2).

Psalms 122:3

psa 122:3

compact together--all parts united, as in David's time.

Psalms 122:4

psa 122:4

testimony--If "unto" is supplied, this may denote the ark (Exo 25:10-21); otherwise the act of going is denoted, called a testimony in allusion to the requisition (Deu 16:16), with which it was a compliance.

Psalms 122:5

psa 122:5

there are set thrones--or, "do sit, thrones," used for the occupants, David's sons (Sa2 8:18).

Psalms 122:6

psa 122:6

Let peace--including prosperity, everywhere prevail.

Psalms 122:8

psa 122:8

In the welfare of the city, as its civil, and especially the religious relations, was involved that of Israel.

now--as in Psa 115:2.

Psalms 122:9

psa 122:9

Let me say--house of . . . God--in wider sense, the Church, whose welfare would be promoted by the good of Jerusalem.

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