Psalms – Chapter 122

The Bible – Old Testament

Psalms

Index

Int. 1. 2.121. 122. 123.149. 150.

Psalms

Chapter 122

1

A song of ascents. Of David. 1 I rejoiced when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.”

2

And now our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem.

3

2 Jerusalem, built as a city, walled round about.

4

Here the tribes have come, the tribes of the LORD, As it was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.

5

Here are the thrones of justice, the thrones of the house of David.

6

For the peace of Jerusalem pray: “May those who love you prosper!

7

May peace be within your ramparts, prosperity within your towers.”

8

For family and friends I say, “May peace be yours.”

9

For the house of the LORD, our God, I pray, “May blessings be yours.”

1 [Psalm 122] A song of Zion, sung by pilgrims obeying the law to visit Jerusalem three times on a journey. The singer anticipates joining the procession into the city ( Psalm 122:1-3). Jerusalem is a place of encounter, where the people praise God ( Psalm 122:4) and hear the divine justice mediated by the king ( Psalm 112:5). The very buildings bespeak God’s power (cf  Psalm 48:13-15). May the grace of this place transform the people’s lives ( Psalm 112:6-9)!

2 [3] Walled round about: literally, “which is joined to it,” probably referring both to the density of the buildings and to the dense population.

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Index

Int. 1. 2.121. 122. 123.149. 150.

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