Psalms 122:6-9

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.
7 May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.”
8 For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.”
9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.

Psalms 122:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
ESV
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! "May they be secure who love you!
NLT
6 Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.
MSG
6 Pray for Jerusalem's peace! Prosperity to all you Jerusalem-lovers!
CSB
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you prosper;

Psalms 122:6-9 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 122

\\<>\\. This is the first of the songs of degrees that bears the name of David: and Kimchi thinks they only were written by him which have his name to them; though he, Abendana, and others, are of opinion that this psalm was composed with a view to the captives in Babylon; who are here represented, and are represented as rejoicing at their going up to Jerusalem, to the solemn feasts there. The inscription in the Syriac version is, ``a "psalm" of David, one of the psalms of ascent, when Cyrus commanded the captivity to go up; spiritually, a promise of good things.'' It seems to be designed for the use of the Israelites, and to be sung by them when they went up to the feasts, three times a year. Some say {a} they sung this by the way, when they carried the firstfruits to Jerusalem. {a} Weemse's Christ. Synagog. l. 1. c. 6. s. 4. p. 144.

Psalms 122:6-9 In-Context

4 That is where the tribes go up— the tribes of the LORD— to praise the name of the LORDaccording to the statute given to Israel.
5 There stand the thrones for judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.
7 May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.”
8 For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.”
9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Psalms 26:8; Psalms 51:18
  • 2. S 1 Samuel 25:6
  • 3. S Psalms 48:3
  • 4. Psalms 128:5; Nehemiah 2:10
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