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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Psalms 122

Verse 1

122:1 [A Song of degrees of David.] I {a} was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

(a) He rejoices that God had appointed a place where the ark would still remain.

Verse 2

122:2 Our {b} feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

(b) Which were wont to wander to and fro, as the ark moved.

Verse 3

122:3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is {c} compact together:

(c) By the artificial joining and beauty of the houses, he means the peace and love that was between the citizens.

Verse 4

122:4 Whither {d} the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.

(d) All the tribes according to God’s covenant will come and pray there.

Verse 5

122:5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of {e} David.

(e) In whose house God placed the throne of justice, and made it a figure of Christ’s kingdom.

Verse 7

122:7 Peace be within thy {f} walls, [and] prosperity within thy palaces.

(f) The favour of God prosper you both within and without.

Verse 8

122:8 For my {g} brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace [be] within thee.

(g) Not only for my own sake but for all the faithful.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 122". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.