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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 122

Introduction

1David professes his joy for the church;
6and prays for the peace thereof.

Verse 1

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.
(Title
&) A Song of degrees.
120:1; 121:1; 122:1; 123:1; 124:1; 125:1; 126:1; 127:1; 128:1; *titles; 129:1; 130:1; 131:1; 132:1; 133:1; 134:1; *titles
was glad
42:4; 55:14; 63:1-3; 84:1,2,10; 119:111
Let us go
Isaiah 2:3; Jeremiah 31:6; 50:4,5; Micah 4:2; Zechariah 8:21-23
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 15:25 - he will bring; 1 Chronicles 29:3 - I have set; Ezra 6:16 - with joy; Psalm 26:8 - Lord; Psalm 132:7 - will go; Psalm 147:1 - and praise; Ecclesiastes 8:10 - the place; Isaiah 38:22 - What; Isaiah 58:13 - call; Ezekiel 24:25 - their strength; Ezekiel 46:10 - General; Luke 2:44 - in

Verse 2

Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
84:7; 87:1-3; 100:4; Exodus 20:24; 2 Chronicles 6:6

Verse 3

Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:
builded
2 Samuel 5:9; Ephesians 2:20,21; 4:4-7; Revelation 21:10-27
Reciprocal: Exodus 36:10 - General; Exodus 36:29 - coupled; Psalm 116:19 - General; Philippians 1:27 - that ye

Verse 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.
Whither
78:68; 132:13; Exodus 23:17; 34:23,24; Deuteronomy 12:5,11; 16:16
the testimony
Exodus 16:34; 26:33,34; 32:15
to give
66:13-16; 107:1-3; 116:17-19; 118:19
Reciprocal: Numbers 1:50 - the tabernacle; Deuteronomy 17:8 - get thee up; Ezra 6:3 - the place; Psalm 26:12 - in the; Psalm 116:19 - General; Lamentations 1:1 - full

Verse 5

For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
there
Deuteronomy 17:8,18; 2 Chronicles 19:8
are set
Heb. do sit. the thrones.
2 Samuel 8:18; 2 Chronicles 11:22
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 7:7 - for the throne; 1 Kings 10:18 - a great throne; 1 Chronicles 11:5 - the city; Nehemiah 11:1 - the rulers; Psalm 108:8 - Judah; Psalm 137:5 - I forget; Song of Solomon 7:12 - there will I give thee; Jeremiah 31:23 - The Lord; 1 Corinthians 4:8 - ye did; Philippians 2:15 - a crooked

Verse 6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
Pray
51:18; 137:6,7; Jeremiah 51:50; John 17:21; Ephesians 4:3; 2 Thessalonians 3:16
they shall
Genesis 12:3; Numbers 24:9; 1 John 3:14
Reciprocal: Genesis 24:12 - 1pray; 1 Kings 5:7 - Blessed; 1 Kings 8:66 - joyful; Nehemiah 1:2 - I asked; Nehemiah 2:10 - it grieved; Nehemiah 2:12 - my God; Nehemiah 2:20 - The God; Nehemiah 13:14 - Remember me; Esther 7:3 - my people; Esther 10:3 - seeking; Psalm 25:22 - General; Psalm 128:5 - thou shalt see; Psalm 129:5 - be confounded; Psalm 133:1 - how good; Psalm 147:14 - He maketh peace; Isaiah 62:1 - Zion's; Isaiah 66:10 - all ye that love; Matthew 5:9 - are; Romans 5:1 - we have; Ephesians 6:23 - Peace; James 1:17 - no variableness

Verse 7

Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
Peace
1 Chronicles 12:18; Isaiah 9:7; 54:13; John 14:27; James 3:18
within thy palaces
48:3
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 25:6 - Peace be both; 1 Kings 5:7 - Blessed; Revelation 21:12 - a wall

Verse 8

For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
16:3; 42:4; 119:63; Ephesians 4:4-6; Philippians 2:2-5; James 3:13-18

Verse 9

Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.
the house
26:8; 69:9; 84:1,2,10; 1 Chronicles 29:3; John 2:17
I will seek
102:13,14; 137:5,6; Nehemiah 2:10; 13:14 Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 15:25 - he will bring; 1 Kings 8:66 - joyful; Ezra 8:30 - the house of our God; Nehemiah 10:39 - we will not

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 122". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-122.html.