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F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary
Psalms 122

 

 

Verses 1-9

JOY IN GOD’S HOUSE

Psalms 122:1-9

As in the other psalms of the series there is here alternation between soloist and choir. In Psalms 122:1 the soloist rejoices in the proposal made to go on a pilgrimage. The chorus announces that the journey is already accomplished, Psalms 122:2-5. The Church of Christ is compacted, built together, by His tears, and blood, and risen power. In Psalms 122:6, the soloist bids the company salute Jerusalem, r.v. margin, and the chorus replies. In Psalms 122:7-9 the soloist announces three reasons why they should pray for Jerusalem’s peace: They who love her prosper; those who reside within her precincts are our brethren and companions; hers is the house of God builded for His habitation.

Psalms 123:1-4

The life of the pilgrim is full of sharp contrasts. Yesterday he was rejoicing in Jerusalem and sharing her peace; today he is grieved with the contempt of her foes. Hence this tiny psalm, which has been compared to “a sigh, an upward look, a sigh.” The oriental servant is an adept at reading the meaning of his master’s slightest gesture, Psalms 123:2. Let us live, as our Savior did, with our eye fixed on the least indication of God’s will. See Acts 16:1-10.

 


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Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on Psalms 122:4". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fbm/psalms-122.html. 1914.

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