Psalm 122:5

5 There stand the thrones for judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

Read Psalm 122:5 Using Other Translations

For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
There thrones for judgment were set, the thrones of the house of David.
Here stand the thrones where judgment is given, the thrones of the dynasty of David.

What does Psalm 122:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .
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