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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 122

Peake's Commentary on the BiblePeake's Commentary

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.

Bibliographical Information
Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 122". "Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/pfc/psalms-122.html. 1919.
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