Psalms 122:8

8 Because of my brothers and friends, I will say, "Peace be with you."

Psalms 122:8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 122:8

For my brethren and companions' sakes
Who were regenerated by the spirit of God; adopted into his family, and children of the same father; stood in the same relation to Christ the firstborn, and members of the same church; and so brethren: partners in the same blessings and promises of the covenant; partakers of the same grace; joined together in religious worship; shared in the same joys and griefs; travellers together to the same heavenly country, and entitled to the same glory and happiness. So David, though a king, reckoned his meanest subjects as such, who were spiritual men; and for their sakes, through the goodwill, love, and affection he bore to them, he would set praying souls an example, and by it enforce his own exhortation, as follows:

I will now say, peace [be] within thee;
now and always put up this petition, and not put it off to longer time; that peace and prosperity may always attend the church of God, as well as the city of Jerusalem, literally considered, and the inhabitants of it.

Psalms 122:8 In-Context

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you prosper;
7 may there be peace within your walls, prosperity within your fortresses."
8 Because of my brothers and friends, I will say, "Peace be with you."
9 Because of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.
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