New American Standard Bible
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel.
King James Bible
The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth the outcasts of Israel.
World English Bible
Yahweh builds up Jerusalem. He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
Building Jerusalem is Jehovah, The driven away of Israel He gathereth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Lord doth build up Jerusalem - He builds up the walls; he restores the city; he has caused the temple to be reconstructed. This language would be applicable to a return from the captivity. There may be an allusion here to the language in Psalm 102:16 : "When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory." See the notes at that passage. What is there spoken of as what would be in the future is here spoken of as accomplished, and as a ground of praise.
He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel - Those who have been exiled from their native land, and who have been scattered as outcasts in a foreign country. This is appropriate language to use on the supposition that the psalm was composed after the return from the exile, for it is in such language that that return was predicted by the prophets. Isaiah 11:12 : "and he shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah," etc. Isaiah 56:8 : "the Lord God which gathereth the outcasts of Israel," etc.
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then the LORD your God will restore you from captivity, and have compassion on you, and will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.
By Your favor do good to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.
For God will save Zion and build the cities of Judah, That they may dwell there and possess it.
For the LORD has built up Zion; He has appeared in His glory.
Save us, O LORD our God, And gather us from among the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name And glory in Your praise.
Jerusalem, that is built As a city that is compact together;
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