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

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

Darby 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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - שלום shalom signifies both peace and prosperity. Let her unanimity never be disturbed; let her prosperity ever be on the increase!

They shall prosper that love thee - In the peace and prosperity of the city, they shall find their peace and their prosperity; and even on this ground they should love the city, and labor to promote its best interests. There is a remarkable alliteration in this verse, the letter ש shin frequently recurring.

שאלו שלום ירושלם ישליו אהביך

Shaalu shelom yerushalam yishlayu ohabeycha.

"Ask ye the prosperity of Jerusalem; they shall be quiet that love thee."

There are remarkable specimens of similar alliteration to be found in all poets, ancient and modern. This formed the chief feature of our ancient poetry. Thus in Peter the plouphman: -

"In a somers seysoun whan sete was the sonne

I schoop me in a shrowde as I a sheep were."

And the same manner often appears, even in Milton himself. See the II:Penseroso: -

"Oft, on a plat of rising ground,

I hear the far-off curfew sound

Over some wide-watered shore,

Swinging slow with sullen roar."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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.

August the Eighteenth the Church of the Firstborn
"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem." --PSALM cxxii. And my Jerusalem is "the church of the living God." Do I carry her on my heart? Do I praise God for her heritage, and for her endowment of spiritual glory? And do I remember her perils, especially those parts of her walls where the defences are very thin, and can be easily broken through? Yes, has my Church any place in my prayer, or am I robbing her of part of her intended possessions? And is the entire Jerusalem the subject of my supplication?
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Ps. cxxii. 7-9.
Ps. cxxii. 7-9. God in his temple let us meet: Low on our knees before Him bend, Here hath He fix'd his Mercy-seat, Here on his worship we attend. Arise into thy resting-place, Thou, and thine ark of strength, O Lord! Shine through the veil, we seek Thy face; Speak, for we hearken to Thy word. With righteousness Thy priests array; Joyful Thy chosen people be; Let those who teach, and hear, and pray, Let all be Holiness to Thee!
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

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."

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