Psalm 116:19
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New International Version
in the courts of the house of the LORD-- in your midst, Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.

King James Bible
In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
In the courts of Jehovah's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah!

World English Bible
in the courts of Yahweh's house, in the midst of you, Jerusalem. Praise Yah!

Young's Literal Translation
In the courts of the house of Jehovah, In thy midst, O Jerusalem, praise ye Jah!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In the midst of thee, O Jerusalem - He speaks as if present in the city, offering his vowed sacrifices in the temple to the Lord.

Most of this Psalm has been applied to our Lord and his Church; and in this way it has been considered as prophetic; and, taken thus, it is innocently accommodated, and is very edifying. This is the interpretation given of the whole by the old Psalter.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 96:8 Give to the LORD the glory due to his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful to him, and bless his name.

Psalm 118:19,20 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD...

Psalm 122:3,4 Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together...

Psalm 135:2 You that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God.

2 Chronicles 6:6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

Requiting God
'What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? 13. I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.'--PSALM cxvi. 12, 13. There may possibly be a reference here to a part of the Passover ritual. It seems to have become the custom in later times to lift high the wine cup at that feast and drink it with solemn invocation and glad thanksgiving. So we find our Lord taking the cup--the 'cup of blessing' as Paul calls it--and giving thanks. But as there is no record
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Prayer Answered, Love Nourished
"Oh the transporting, rapturous scene That rises to my sight! Sweet fields arrayed in living green, And rivers of delight. Filled with delight my raptured soul Would here no longer stay, Though Jordan's waves around me roll, Fearless I'd launch away." Yet nevertheless the Christian may do well sometimes to look backward; he may look back to the hole of the pit and the miry clay whence he was digged--the retrospect will help him to be humble, it will urge him to be faithful. He may look back with
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

That we must not Believe Everyone, and that we are Prone to Fall in Our Words
Lord, be thou my help in trouble, for vain is the help of man.(1) How often have I failed to find faithfulness, where I thought I possessed it. How many times I have found it where I least expected. Vain therefore is hope in men, but the salvation of the just, O God, is in Thee. Blessed be thou, O Lord my God, in all things which happen unto us. We are weak and unstable, we are quickly deceived and quite changed. 2. Who is the man who is able to keep himself so warily and circumspectly as not
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

But Some Man Will Say, Would Then those Midwives and Rahab have done Better...
34. But some man will say, Would then those midwives and Rahab have done better if they had shown no mercy, by refusing to lie? Nay verily, those Hebrew women, if they were such as that sort of persons of whom we ask whether they ought ever to tell a lie, would both eschew to say aught false, and would most frankly refuse that foul service of killing the babes. But, thou wilt say, themselves would die. Yea, but see what follows. They would die with an heavenly habitation for their incomparably more
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Cross References
Psalm 92:13
planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God.

Psalm 96:8
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts.

Psalm 102:21
So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem

Psalm 122:2
Our feet are standing in your gates, Jerusalem.

Psalm 135:2
you who minister in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God.

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