Psalm 122:3
New International Version
Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together.

New Living Translation
Jerusalem is a well-built city; its seamless walls cannot be breached.

English Standard Version
Jerusalem—built as a city that is bound firmly together,

Berean Study Bible
Jerusalem is built up as a city united together,

King James Bible
Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:

New King James Version
Jerusalem is built As a city that is compact together,

New American Standard Bible
Jerusalem, that has been built As a city that is firmly joined together;

NASB 1995
Jerusalem, that is built As a city that is compact together;

NASB 1977
Jerusalem, that is built As a city that is compact together;

Amplified Bible
Jerusalem, that is built As a city that is firmly joined together;

Christian Standard Bible
Jerusalem, built as a city should be, solidly united,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jerusalem, built as a city should be, solidly joined together,

American Standard Version
Jerusalem, that art builded As a city that is compact together;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Jerusalem is a building like a city surrounded with a wall.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Jerusalem is built as a city whose fellowship is complete.

Contemporary English Version
Jerusalem, what a strong and beautiful city you are!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jerusalem, which is built as a city, which is compact together.

English Revised Version
Jerusalem, that art builded as a city that is compact together:

Good News Translation
Jerusalem is a city restored in beautiful order and harmony.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jerusalem is built to be a city where the people are united.

International Standard Version
Jerusalem stands built up, a city knitted together.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Jerusalem, that art builded As a city that is compact together;

Literal Standard Version
Jerusalem—the built one—[Is] as a city that is joined to itself together.

NET Bible
Jerusalem is a city designed to accommodate an assembly.

New Heart English Bible
Jerusalem, that is built as a city that is joined together;

World English Bible
Jerusalem, that is built as a city that is compact together;

Young's Literal Translation
Jerusalem -- the builded one -- Is as a city that is joined to itself together.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
2Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem. 3Jerusalem is built up as a city united together, 4where the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as a testimony for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 5:9
So David took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built it up all the way around, from the supporting terraces inward.

Nehemiah 4:6
So we rebuilt the wall until all of it was joined together up to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.

Psalm 48:13
consider her ramparts, tour her citadels, that you may tell the next generation.

Psalm 147:2
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the exiles of Israel.


Treasury of Scripture

Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together:

builded

2 Samuel 5:9
So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

Ephesians 2:20,21
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; …

Ephesians 4:4-7
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; …









(3) This verse is somewhat perplexing. It is explained to refer either to the rebuilding of the city and reuniting of the parts which had been disconnected in the destruction, or, which is far better (see Introduction), is taken as a rustic's impression on first seeing a compact city after being accustomed to straggling villages. The astonishment of Virgil's shepherd is aptly compared: "Urbem quam dicunt Romam, Melibaee putavi, Stultus ego, huic nostrae similem." But a far more satisfactory meaning is suggested by the LXX. They (comp. Symmachus) take the word rendered compact as a noun, meaning union. The verse then may run: Jerusalem, the (one) built like a city, union is in it together, i.e., it is the rallying point of all the tribes. (See next verse.)

Verse 3. - Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together; rather, Jerusalem that art builded. The primary reference is probably to the compact shape and look of the ancient city, which, as Josephus says, was "one and entire," with no straggling suburbs, shut in on the north by a wall, and on the three other sides both by walls and by deep, rocky valleys. But the material "compactness" was perhaps taken to symbolize the close internal union of the inhabitants one with another, whereby they were all knit together into one Church and people.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Jerusalem
יְרוּשָׁלִַ֥ם (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

is built up
הַבְּנוּיָ֑ה (hab·bə·nū·yāh)
Article | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's 1129: To build

as a city
כְּ֝עִ֗יר (kə·‘îr)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

united
שֶׁחֻבְּרָה־ (še·ḥub·bə·rāh-)
Pronoun - relative | Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2266: To unite, be joined, to tie a magic knot or spell, to charm

together,
יַחְדָּֽו׃ (yaḥ·dāw)
Adverb
Strong's 3162: A unit, unitedly


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