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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 122

Dummelow's Commentary on the BibleDummelow on the Bible

Verses 1-9

The writer recalls a journey to Jerusalem and the many sacred memories associated with that much-loved city.

1. ’I rejoiced with them that said unto me.’

2. Shall stand] rather, ’were standing,’ i.e. came to be standing.

3. Jerusalem is builded] RV ’Jerusalem that art built.’ Compact] descriptive of the appearance of the rebuilt city, with the breaches restored and the walls complete, after the return from exile.

4. Go up] better, ’went up,’ in days gone by. Unto the testimony] RV ’for a testimony’ of God’s relationship to Israel: cp. Psalms 81:5.

5. Thrones] i.e. tribunals. House of David] either the Davidic line of kings or the princes of the house of David.

6. They shall prosper] RM ’let them prosper.’

Bibliographical Information
Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Psalms 122". "Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dcb/psalms-122.html. 1909.
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