The Psalms

Psalm 122

David professes his joy for the church, 1-5; and prays for the peace thereof, 6-9.

1 [A Song of Degrees of David.] I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go into the house of the LORD."

2 Our feet shall stand within your gates, O Jerusalem.

3 Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together,

4 Where the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, to the testimony of Israel to give thanks to the name of the LORD.

5 For there thrones for judgment are set, the thrones of the house of David.

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. They shall prosper who love you.

7 May peace be within your walls and prosperity within your palaces.

8 For my brothers and companions' sake, I will now say, "May peace be within you."

9 Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek your good.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 122