Psalms 122:5

5 Thrones for righteous judgment are set there, famous David-thrones.

Psalms 122:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 122:5

For there are set thrones of judgment
In Jerusalem as the Targum; here were courts of judicature, and thrones for the judges to sit upon, to execute judgment and justice to the people;

the thrones of the house of David;
the Targum is,

``thrones in the house of the sanctuary, for the kings of the house of David;''

who might sit there, as the Jews say, when others might not. In the church of Christ, the heavenly Jerusalem, every saint is a king, as well as a priest, and all have thrones and seats there; have a power of judging, not only lesser matters pertaining to this life, but such as regard the spiritual peace and welfare of the church and interest of Christ; having laws and rules given them to go by, in the admission and exclusion of members, and respecting their conduct to each other, and to their Lord and head: and in the New Jerusalem there will be thrones set, not only for the twelve apostles of Christ, and for the martyrs of Jesus, but for all the saints; there will be the thrones of God and of the Lamb, and every overcomer shall sit down on the same; this honour will have all the saints, ( Matthew 19:28 ) ( Revelation 20:4 ) ( 22:3 ) ( 3:21 ) .

Psalms 122:5 In-Context

3 Jerusalem, well-built city, built as a place for worship!
4 The city to which the tribes ascend, all God's tribes go up to worship, To give thanks to the name of God - this is what it means to be Israel.
5 Thrones for righteous judgment are set there, famous David-thrones.
6 Pray for Jerusalem's peace! Prosperity to all you Jerusalem-lovers!
7 Friendly insiders, get along! Hostile outsiders, keep your distance!
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