Psalm 122

David is delighted to be on pilgrimage to Jerusalem. He calls us to pray for the peace and security of the city and its people.




A Song of Ascents. By David.

NOTE: The term “A Song of Ascents” identifies psalms 120 to 134 as pilgrim songs to be sung when the Israelites “ascended” (went up) to Jerusalem for the annual feasts.


VERSE 1. I was glad when they said to me, “Let’s go to the LORD’s house!”

I was glad. David was delighted to be on pilgrimage to Jerusalem

Let’s go to the LORD’s house. Walking with God is not only an individual, one-on-one personal relationship. It is also done in a community. For example:

  • We pray on our own, and we pray with others
  • We walk with God on our own, and we attend an assembly
  • We read the Bible, and we attend a Bible Study group


VERSE 2. Our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem;

standing within your gates. David was thrilled to step into the city gates.


VERSE 3. Jerusalem, that is built as a city that is compact together;

compact together. The population of Jerusalem lived closely compacted together.


VERSE 4. where the tribes go up, even the LORD’s tribes, according to an ordinance for Israel, to give thanks to the LORD’s name.


VERSE 5. For there are set thrones for judgment, the thrones of David’s house.


VERSE 6. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Those who love you will prosper.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. This verse calls us to pray for peace in the Holy City of Jerusalem.

Those who love you. God will bless those who love Jerusalem. We are called to love the Jewish people.


VERSE 7. Peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.


VERSE 8. For my brothers’ and companions’ sakes, I will now say, “Peace be within you.”


VERSE 9. For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.

I will seek your good. We will seek what is the very best for Jerusalem.


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