Psalm 122: complete, commentary


CommentPsalm 122 was most likely written after the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem, when the people returned from exile. It was used for the pilgrimages that took place every year and which represented an extraordinary event for the participants, who felt great joy in their progress towards the house of the Lord.

Psalm 122 complete

[1] Song of the Ascensions. Di Davide. What joy when they said to me, "We will go to the house of the Lord."

[2] And now our feet stop at your gates, Jerusalem!

[3] Jerusalem is built as a firm and compact city.

[4] There go up together the tribes, the tribes of the Lord, according to the law of Israel, to praise the name of the Lord.

[5] There are placed the seats of judgment, the seats of the house of David.

[6] Ask for peace for Jerusalem: may peace be for those who love you,

[7] be peace on your walls, security in your bulwarks.

[8] For my brothers and my friends I will say: "Peace be upon you!".

[9] For the house of the Lord our God, I will ask you for the good.

122 Treasury of David - Psalms 122 by Charles Spurgeon (August 2022)

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