Psalm 122:6
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English Standard Version
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you!

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

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

That which holds good of "the Keeper of Israel" the poet applies believingly to himself, the individual among God's people, in Psalm 121:5 after Genesis 28:15. Jahve is his Keeper, He is his shade upon his right hand (היּמין as in Judges 20:16; 2 Samuel 20:9, and frequently; the construct state instead of an apposition, cf. e.g., Arab. jânbu 'l-grbı̂yi, the side of the western equals the western side), which protecting him and keeping him fresh and cool, covers him from the sun's burning heat. על, as in Psalm 109:6; Psalm 110:5, with the idea of an overshadowing that screens and spreads itself out over anything (cf. Numbers 14:9). To the figure of the shadow is appended the consolation in Psalm 121:6. הכּה of the sun signifies to smite injuriously (Isaiah 49:10), plants, so that they wither (Psalm 102:5), and the head (Jonah 4:8), so that symptoms of sun-stroke (2 Kings 4:19, Judith 8:2f.) appears. The transferring of the word of the moon is not zeugmatic. Even the moon's rays may become insupportable, may affect the eyes injuriously, and (more particularly in the equatorial regions) produce fatal inflammation of the brain.

(Note: Many expositors, nevertheless, understand the destructive influence of the moon meant here of the nightly cold, which is mentioned elsewhere in the same antithesis. Genesis 31:40; Jeremiah 36:30. De Sacy observes also: On dit quelquefois d'un grand froid, comme d'un grand chaud, qu'il est brulant. The Arabs also say of snow and of cold as of fire: jaḥrik, it burns.)

From the hurtful influences of nature that are round about him the promise extends in Psalm 121:7-8 in every direction. Jahve, says the poet to himself, will keep (guard) thee against all evil, of whatever kind it may be and whencesoever it may threaten; He will keep thy soul, and therefore thy life both inwardly and outwardly; He will keep (ישׁמר־, cf. on the other hand ישׁפּט־ in Psalm 9:9) thy going out and coming in, i.e., all thy business and intercourse of life (Deuteronomy 28:6, and frequently); for, as Chrysostom observes, ἐν τούτοις ὁ βίος ἅπας, ἐν εἰσόδοις καὶ ἐξόδοις, therefore: everywhere and at all times; and that from this time forth even for ever. In connection with this the thought is natural, that the life of him who stands under the so universal and unbounded protection of eternal love can suffer no injury.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

pray

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; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy...

Jeremiah 51:50 You that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

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

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. The Lord be with you all.

they shall

Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Numbers 24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesses you...

1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. He that loves not his brother stays in death.

Cross References
Psalm 29:11
May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!

Psalm 102:14
For your servants hold her stones dear and have pity on her dust.

Psalm 118:25
Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success!

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

Jeremiah 29:7
But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

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