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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
Psalms 122



Verse 1-2

Psalm 122:1-9. This Psalm might well express the sacred joy of the pilgrims on entering the holy city, where praise, as the religious as well as civil metropolis, is celebrated, and for whose prosperity, as representing the Church, prayer is offered.

Our feet shall stand — literally, “are standing.”

Verse 2

gates — (Compare Psalm 9:14; Psalm 87:2).

Verses 3-5

compact together — all parts united, as in David‘s time.

Verse 4

testimony — If “unto” is supplied, this may denote the ark (Exodus 25:10-21); otherwise the act of going is denoted, called a testimony in allusion to the requisition (Deuteronomy 16:16), with which it was a compliance.

Verse 5

there are set thrones — or, “do sit, thrones,” used for the occupants, David‘s sons (2 Samuel 8:18).

Verse 6-7

Let peace — including prosperity, everywhere prevail.

Verse 8-9

In the welfare of the city, as its civil, and especially the religious relations, was involved that of Israel.

now — as in Psalm 115:2.

Verse 9

Let me say - house of … God — in wider sense, the Church, whose welfare would be promoted by the good of Jerusalem.


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These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.
This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.

Bibliography Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 122:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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