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Bible Commentaries

Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Psalms 122

Verses 1-9

CXXII. The Glory of the Temple.

Psalms 122:3 . The Psalmist refers probably to the ideal Jerusalem. Every true Jew was in sentiment a loyal burgher of Jerusalem. Jerusalem was like Mecca to the Mohammedan or Rome to the Roman Catholic; therefore the tribes went up to it ( cf. Psalms 87).

Psalms 122:5 . are: read, “ were” ( mg.) . The poet recalls the ancient glories of David’ s time.

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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 122". "Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". 1919.