122:1 «A Song of degrees of David.» I a was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.
(a) He rejoices that God had appointed a place
where the ark would still remain.
122:2 Our b
feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
(b) Which were wont to wander to and fro, as the
122:3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is c
(c) By the artificial joining and beauty of the
houses, he means the peace and love that was between the citizens.
122:4 Whither d
the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give
thanks unto the name of the LORD.
(d) All the tribes according to God's covenant
will come and pray there.
122:5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the
thrones of the house of e David.
(e) In whose house God placed the throne of
justice, and made it a figure of Christ's kingdom.
122:7 Peace be within thy f
walls, [and] prosperity within thy palaces.
(f) The favour of God prosper you both within and
122:8 For my g
brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace [be] within thee.
(g) Not only for my own sake but for all the