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1 (A Song of degrees of David.) I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

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

3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:

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

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

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

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

Commentary for Psalms 122

Esteem for Jerusalem. (1-5) Concern for its welfare. (6-9)

1-5 The pleasure and profit from means of grace, should make us disregard trouble and fatigue in going to them; and we should quicken one another to what is good. We should desire our Christian friends, when they have any good work in hand, to call for us, and take us with them. With what readiness should we think of the heavenly Jerusalem! How cheerfully should we bear the cross and welcome death, in hopes of a crown of glory! Jerusalem is called the beautiful city. It was a type of the gospel church, which is compact together in holy love and Christian communion, so that it is all as one city. If all the disciples of Christ were of one mind, and kept the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, their enemies would be deprived of their chief advantages against them. But Satan's maxim always has been, to divide that he may conquer; and few Christians are sufficiently aware of his designs.

6-9 Those who can do nothing else for the peace of Jerusalem, may pray for it. Let us consider all who seek the glory of the Redeemer, as our brethren and fellow-travellers, without regarding differences which do not affect our eternal welfare. Blessed Spirit of peace and love, who didst dwell in the soul of the holy Jesus, descend into his church, and fill those who compose it with his heavenly tempers; cause bitter contentions to cease, and make us to be of one mind. Love of the brethren and love to God, ought to stir us up to seek to be like the Lord Jesus in fervent prayer and unwearied labour, for the salvation of men, and the Divine glory.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 122

  • Irene123
    Ps. 122:1 - The sun. service today was - different; the Lord Jesus took control of it. Pas. had a message ready, but after about 5 min., before he could even begin 'preaching' - Jesus took the service right out of his hands. He just began calling people to the altar - sinners and saints alike, we all went forward, praying, weeping, hands raised in surrender. This went on for an hour. Beautiful.
  • Irene123
    Ps. 122:1 - "I was glad ..... " (THRILLED, JOYFUL, THANKFUL, humbled .....)
  • Yvonne mcdonald
    Believe for he will pour out His Spirit on to you He does so with me and gives word also amen Jesus i have seen so it be the truth He does pour out His Spirit, amen Jesus
  • Irene123
    No one mentioned v. 1; It sets the 'tone' for the whole chapter. Every time I am on my way to and have arrived at the church - His Spirit just wells up in me; when the service starts with the songs - I just weep, every service. I love Him so. He kept me for 34 yrs. of hell while I was backslid. Some people on here don't believe like I do, but some will know what I am talking about.
  • Bradford Hammond
    I Love Ps. 122 KJV. Especially verse 6 it lets me know we are to pray for the PEACE of Jerusalem.I Love People moreover I Love GOD. PEACE.....
  • Chldofgod
    trusting in him is key, walking
  • Tina mer
    to pray always pray with perseverance and be still within the walls peace because yeshua is that peace and we are to be still peace within ; you are peace to be still so I would pray for the Peace of Jerusalem he's also referring to the body of yashua hamashiach AMEN.
  • Beverly Jimmerson
    i trying to learn and study the word needs to be able to see and hear the word of God.

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The most important part of Jerusalem is what?
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