Psalm 122:6
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New International Version
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure.

New Living Translation
Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.

English Standard Version
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you!

New American Standard Bible
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you.

King James Bible
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:" May those who love you prosper;

International Standard Version
Pray for peace for Jerusalem: "May those who love you be at peace!

NET Bible
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May those who love her prosper!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Invoke the peace of Jerusalem; your friends shall be prosperous.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you prosper.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; those that love thee shall be brought into rest.

King James 2000 Bible
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.

American King James Version
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.

American Standard Version
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: They shall prosper that love thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Pray ye for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem: and abundance for them that love thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

English Revised Version
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

World English Bible
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Those who love you will prosper.

Young's Literal Translation
Ask ye the peace of Jerusalem, At rest are those loving thee.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

122:6-9 Those who can do nothing else for the peace of Jerusalem, may pray for it. Let us consider all who seek the glory of the Redeemer, as our brethren and fellow-travellers, without regarding differences which do not affect our eternal welfare. Blessed Spirit of peace and love, who didst dwell in the soul of the holy Jesus, descend into his church, and fill those who compose it with his heavenly tempers; cause bitter contentions to cease, and make us to be of one mind. Love of the brethren and love to God, ought to stir us up to seek to be like the Lord Jesus in fervent prayer and unwearied labour, for the salvation of men, and the Divine glory.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Let all true Israelites "pray for the peace of Jerusalem," i.e. for her tranquility and for her prosperity. They shall prosper that love thee. A covert threat, as well as a promise. "Such as love Jerusalem, and pray for her peace, shall prosper; such as do not love her shall lack prosperity."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem,.... This is said to the persons that solicited the psalmist to go into the house of the Lord; to the truly godly among the tribes that went thither to worship; to his brethren and companions, for whose sake he wished well to Zion; to praying souls, who should not be singular and selfish; not only pray for themselves, but for others; for all saints, and for the church of God in general; for Jerusalem, not merely literally considered; though as that was the metropolis of the nation, and many of them the psalmist addresses were inhabitants of it, it became them to seek and pray for the peace of it, their own peace being concerned in it; see Jeremiah 29:7; but for the spiritual and heavenly Jerusalem, the church of God, and for the peace of it; that Christ, the Man, the Peace, the Peacemaker, who then was not come, might come; that the members of it might enjoy spiritual peace in their son is, and might have peace one with another, and be at peace with their enemies; and enjoy the abundance of peace and prosperity, which will be in the latter day; and will lie in freedom from persecution, in a destruction of antichrist and all the the enemies of the church; in the purity of Gospel truths and ordinances, and the spread of them; in numerous conversions of Jews and Gentiles; in the unity of the Lord's people in sentiment, worship, and affection; and in a large increase of spiritual light and holiness: all which should be earnestly prayed for by the well-wishers of the cause of Christ; see Isaiah 62:6. There may be an allusion to the name of Jerusalem, which signifies "they shall see peace"; and it should be prayed for that they might. The argument enforcing this duty exhorted to follows:

they shall prosper that love thee; that love Jerusalem, the church of God; that love Christ, her King; the saints, her citizens; her laws and ordinances; and the word of the Lord that goes out of her, and is ministered in her: which is shown by an attendance with her on them, and by their prayers for her prosperity and welfare: and such prosper in their outward affairs, as Obededom and his family were blessed for the sake of the ark he took in and took care of; and in their spiritual affairs their souls prosper, as Gaius's did, and as such do who are favoured with the discoveries of the love of God, with an application of pardoning grace and mercy; have a spiritual appetite for the word; when their graces are in lively exercise, their corruptions are subdued, spiritual light and zeal for truth are increased, inward strength is renewed, communion with God is enjoyed, and they are fruitful in every good work.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6, 7. Let peace—including prosperity, everywhere prevail.

Psalm 122:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Let Us Go to the Lord's House!
5For there thrones were set for judgment, The thrones of the house of David. 6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you. 7"May peace be within your walls, And prosperity within your palaces."…
Cross References
Psalm 29:11
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Psalm 102:14
For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.

Psalm 118:25
LORD, save us! LORD, grant us success!

Isaiah 66:10
"Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her.

Jeremiah 29:7
Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."
Treasury of Scripture

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.

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Psalm 51:18 Do good in your good pleasure to Zion: build you the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalm 137:6,7 If I do not remember you, let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth; …

Jeremiah 51:50 You that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember …

John 17:21 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, …

Ephesians 4:3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. …

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Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: …

Numbers 24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall …

1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the …

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